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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: 15 April 2021
Next review due: 15 April 2024

This project has received funding from the Government of Ireland’s Sláintecare Integration Fund 2019 under Grant Agreement Number 123.