The goals of cancer treatment are to:
- Kill or remove cancer cells
- Prevent or delay the cancer from coming back
- Treat cancer symptoms (if the cancer can not be cured)
The types of treatment depend on the specific type of cancer, but may include:
You may receive more than one type of treatment. This is called combined therapy.
Cancer warning signs include:
It is important to note that these symptoms may also be due to conditions other than cancer.
The following articles offer more detailed information:
For information on cancer-related organizations, please see Cancer - support groups .