Cancer treatments and support therapies

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Chemotherapy isn't the only treatment available for cancer. Learn about the different types of treatments for cancer including radiation and surgery, and how other teens have coped with their treatments.

Key points

  • It is important for you and your parents to understand your cancer treatment and why you are receiving it.
  • The treatment you receive will depend on the type of cancer you have.

For more videos regarding teens and cancer, please visit the Teens Taking Charge Cancer playlist.

Your health-care team will make a plan for your cancer treatment and guide you along the way. They may also ask you to take part in research studies. Your health-care team know a lot about cancer and how to treat it, but you and your parents/caregivers also need to understand your treatment so you can be part of deciding what is best for you.

The type of treatment you receive will depend on the type of cancer you have. There are different treatment and therapy options available including the following.

For more information on each of these treatments and therapies, click the links to read more. Write down any questions you may have and bring them to your next appointment so that you can discuss them with a member of your health-care team.

Last updated: September 3rd 2019