Understanding cancer treatment can be overwhelming. Messino Cancer Centers (MCC) has assembled easy-to-understand resources to help you and your loved ones fully comprehend your treatments and the support available.

Making Decisions about Cancer Treatment

Decisions about cancer treatment are personal, and many people do not know where to start.

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Understanding Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to destroy cancer cells. It usually works by keeping the cancer cells from growing, dividing, and making more cells.

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Understanding Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy is the use of high-energy x-rays or other particles to destroy cancer cells.

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Understanding Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy, also called biologic therapy, is a type of cancer treatment that boosts the body’s natural defenses to fight cancer.

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Understanding Complementary Therapies

Some people with cancer may consider using complementary therapy in addition to standard cancer treatment. This approach is called integrative medicine when it has been discussed with and approved by your health care team.

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What is Cancer Surgery?

Cancer surgery removes the tumor and nearby tissue during an operation. A doctor who treats cancer with surgery is called a surgical oncologist. Surgery is the oldest type of cancer treatment.

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