When used to treat cancer, surgery is a procedure in which a surgeon removes cancer from your body.
Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.
Chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to kill cancer cells.
Targeted therapy is a type of cancer treatment that targets the changes in cancer cells that help them grow, divide, and spread.
Stem cell transplants are procedures that restore blood-forming stem cells in cancer patients who have had theirs destroyed by very high doses of chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
Hormone therapy is a treatment that slows or stops the growth of breast and prostate cancers that use hormones to grow.