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Treatment - Cancer

Your treatment will depend on the type of cancer you have and the stage it's at.

Surgery is the first treatment for most types of cancer. If your tumour is solid, a surgeon can usually remove it.

Two other common treatments are:

  • chemotherapy
  • radiotherapy

Chemotherapy is when powerful medicine is used to kill the cancer.

Radiotherapy uses high-energy x-rays to treat the cancer.

Page last reviewed: 31 March 2021
Next review due: 31 March 2024