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Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects

Cancer is treated in several ways, depending on each person's medical condition and type of cancer. Common treatments involve chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Other treatments include surgery and biological therapies.

For many people with cancer, treatment is a process that is designed to meet their needs. Physicians plan treatments based on several key factors, such as the type and stage of the cancer, as well as the person's age, health, and lifestyle. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, it is important for you to know that you play an important role in the treatment process. Offering input, asking questions, and expressing your concerns about treatment can help make treatment a better experience.

There is a great deal of information to learn about the cancer treatment process, including various cancer treatment options - their goals and side effects. Listed in the directory below you will find additional information regarding cancer treatment methods, for which we have provided a brief overview.

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