A diagnosis of cancer is never good news, but modern medicine has more – and more powerful – tools for cancer treatment than ever before. The majority of cancer patients survive and go on to live normal lives after treatment.
New techniques and technologies now allow us to make cancer treatment decisions on a very individualized basis. At Cancer Care, we strongly believe in following evidence-based cancer treatment guidelines for each of the 100+ types of cancer that have been identified, based on scientific studies and accumulated data that shows which therapies work most effectively.
For some types of cancer, we can offer highly personalized cancer treatment therapies that precisely target specific types of cancer cells; genetic testing can provide information on which of these therapies are likely to be most effective for certain individuals. Cancer treatment is also tailored to each person in other ways as well, including overall health, age, and individual beliefs and preferences.
Depending on the type and stage of cancer, the goal of cancer treatment is to eradicate the tumor or slow its growth. An individual's cancer treatment plan may include one or more of the following: