Once a diagnosis is made, and cancer is confirmed, the next step is treatment. There are 3 main ways to treat cancer: surgery, cancer drugs (chemotherapy) and radiation. Other treatments may also be considered, such as biological and hormonal therapies.
Exact treatment plans vary from patient to patient. Some may undergo one type of treatment, others a combination. Some might be placed in clinical drug trials. The treatment plan is determined by your type and stage of cancer, and also by the treatments and services you and your healthcare team choose together.