Therapies and Treatments |
Complementary and alternative therapies are used in an effort to prevent illness, reduce stress, prevent or reduce side effects and symptoms, or control or cure disease.
Marrow Transplant |
A bone marrow transplant is the replacement of bone marrow cells (blood cells formed within the spongy inner cavities of bones) after the original bone marrow cells have been destroyed by radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy is the use of chemicals called "anti-cancer drugs" or "chemotherapeutic agents" to kill cancer cells and to prevent cancer from spreading.
and You |
This guide will help you, your family, and your friends understand chemotherapy.
Hormonal therapy is the use, blockage or manipulation of hormones to treat cancers that depend on these hormones for their growth.
Immunotherapy (sometimes called biological therapy, biotherapy, or biological response modifier therapy) is a fairly new form of cancer treatment that uses the body’s own immune defenses to attack cancer.
Radiation therapy is a form of cancer treatment that uses ionizing radiation (an intense form of energy) to damage or destroy cancer cells.
Therapy and You |
This guide is for you if you are receiving radiation therapy for cancer.
Its History and Future |
Used for over 20 years to treat women with advanced breast cancer, tamoxifen is also commonly prescribed to prevent recurrences among women with early breast cancer.
Commentary: A Serious Look At Tamoxifen |
One of the largest cancer prevention trials ever undertaken ended with the announcement that a drug used to treat breast cancer - tamoxifen - taken as a preventive reduced the rate of breast cancer by 45 percent.
Cancer treatment often begins with surgery to remove the malignant growth. Depending on the type of cancer and its spread, follow-up treatment may include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, a combination of the two, hormonal therapy or a new type of treatme