Publication date: 2018-04-20 13:06
Get answers to some common questions and give you an idea of what you can expect from the people and services that are there to help you cope with cancer.
These are cancer treatments using medical technologies (interventional treatments) including laser treatment, photodynamic therapy and cryotherapy.
We believe that cancer affects every person differently, and that every person can benefit from a unique, individualized care plan. For nearly 85 years, we've been helping patients win the fight against cancer using advanced technology and a personalized approach.
The American Cancer Society has programs and services to help people with cancer and their loved ones understand cancer, manage their lives through treatment and recovery, and find the emotional support they need. And best of all, our help is free.
Advanced cancers have usually spread from where they started to other parts of the body. This is known as metastatic cancer. But not all advanced cancers are metastatic.
Bone marrow or stem cell transplant are treatments for some types of cancer. You have them with high dose chemotherapy and sometimes radiotherapy.
Find out about cancer treatment with radiotherapy, including external radiotherapy, internal radiotherapy, side effects, radiotherapy for symptoms and follow up after treatment.
Surgery is one of the main treatments for many types of cancer. Find out about when and why you might have it and what to expect before and after your operation.
Find out how decisions are made about which cancer treatments are available on the NHS. See how you can ask for a second opinion, make a complaint about your care, and who can support you with doing this.