Cancer Treatment Options Available
Cancer is treatable, and depending on its stage, cancer can also be cured. There are many treatment options for cancer, and based on the particular type and stage of cancer different treatments or a combination of treatments will be determined by the doctor to achieve the best results for each patient. Radiation therapy and surgery are the most commonly used treatments for cancer. Hormone therapy is also used for treating cancer of the prostate.
- Radiation therapy: With the rapid advancement in medical sciences different sophisticated and more advanced radiation procedures have been introduced. These latest processes enable your doctor to deliver radiation more accurately, to the targeted cells while minimizing the damage in the surrounding cells. Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT), Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), Stereotactic Radiotherapy, Proton beam therapy and Neutron beam therapy are some of the radiation treatments available to patients.
- Surgery: Depending on the organ or tissue affected by cancer, and also the stage, surgery is often suggested as the best option, to reach a cure. Prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, tongue cancer can be fully cured through surgery if diagnosed early.
- Hormone therapy: Hormone therapy can be effective for treating cancer of the prostate, and is often suggested in treating ovarian cancer.
Depending on the type and stage of cancer, patients are often given a combination of the above treatment options for the best results possible.