Types of Treatment
- Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
Information about what to expect during chemotherapy and what patients can do to take care of themselves during and after treatment.
- Chemotherapy Side Effects Sheets
Chemotherapy fact sheets with clear medical advice from doctors and nurses, and practical tips from patients to help you manage side effects.
- Radiation Therapy for Cancer
A fact sheet that defines the different types of radiation therapy and discusses scientific advances that improve the effectiveness of this treatment.
- Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
Information about what to expect during radiation therapy, including the general effects of treatment and how to deal with specific side effects.
- What To Know About Brachytherapy (A Type of Internal Radiation Therapy)
Practical information and tips to help radiation therapy patients understand brachytherapy, a type of internal radiation therapy.
- What To Know About External Beam Radiation Therapy
Practical information and tips for radiation therapy patients about external beam radiation therapy.
- Radiation Therapy Side Effects Sheets
Radiation therapy fact sheets that help patients understand their treatment and manage side effects. The fact sheets (also available in audio) have tips from patients and healthcare providers, and questions to ask providers.
- Radiation Therapy and Side Effects - Audio Files
A collection of audio files that offers tried-and-true ways to manage radiation therapy side effects.
- Targeted Cancer Therapies
A fact sheet that describes targeted cancer therapies, which are drugs that interfere with specific molecules involved in cancer cell growth and survival.
- Childhood Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (PDQ®)
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Expert-reviewed information summary about the use of hematopoietic cell transplantation in treating childhood cancer.
- Bone Marrow Transplantation and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
A fact sheet that explains the step-by-step procedures of two types of transplantations used with high-dose chemotherapy, including their risks and benefits.
Other Treatment Methods
- Angiogenesis Inhibitors
A fact sheet that describes the process of eliminating the blood supply to tumors. Lists the cancers in which this approach is being tested.
- Biological Therapies for Cancer
A fact sheet that provides an overview of how the immune system functions and describes the actions of biological therapies, such as monoclonal antibodies, cytokines, therapeutic vaccines, the bacterium bacillus Calmet-Guérin, cancer-killing viruses, gene therapy, and adoptive T-cell transfer.
- Biological Therapy
An introduction to biological therapy to help patients prepare to receive it for cancer treatment or managing side effects.
- Cancer Vaccines
A fact sheet that discusses cancer vaccines. Explains how they work, how they are made, and describes research related to their use.
- Cryosurgery in Cancer Treatment: Questions and Answers
A fact sheet that describes cryosurgery, the technique of using extreme cold to treat tumors. Lists the indications, risks, benefits, and side effects of cryotherapy.
- Hyperthermia in Cancer Treatment
A fact sheet that defines hyperthermia (treating tumors with heat) and its side effects.
- Lasers in Cancer Treatment
A fact sheet that describes use of high-intensity light in cancer treatment, its advantages and disadvantages, and types of procedures that use it.
- Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer
A fact sheet that explains photodynamic therapy, how it is administered, and indications and side effects of treatment.