What are the 4 types of treatment?

Cancer is a disease that can be treated in many different ways. The most common cancer treatments are targeted therapies, chemotherapy, surgery, radiation therapy, and hormonal therapy.

Types of Cancer Treatment Methods

  • Targeted Therapies: A targeted therapy is designed to treat only the cancer cells and minimize damage to normal, healthy cells. Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill cancer cells. Surgery is the removal of cancerous tissue. Targeted therapies are usually given as pills, while chemotherapy is given as an intravenous (IV) infusion.
  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. Targeted therapies are drugs or other substances that target specific cancer cells without harming normal cells
  • Surgery: Surgery is a type of cancer treatment that removes cancerous tissue from the body. Surgery is usually done in a hospital setting. Radiation therapy can be done in a hospital or outpatient setting. Biological therapy and hormonal therapy are usually given as injections.
  • Radiation Therapies: Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses high-energy beams to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy is the use of high-energy rays to kill cancer cells
  • Biological Therapy: Biological therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses living organisms or substances to kill cancer cells. Biological therapy is the use of substances to boost the immune system and fight cancer.
  • Hormonal Therapy: Hormonal therapy is a type of cancer treatment that blocks the production or action of hormones in the body. Hormonal therapy is the use of hormones to stop the growth of cancer cells.

The type of cancer treatment that is best for a particular person depends on many factors, including the type and stage of cancer, the person’s overall health and preferences, and the side effects of the treatment. The treatment team will work with the person to develop a treatment plan that meets their individual needs.