When you're diagnosed with cancer, you and your care team will work together to develop a personalized treatment plan that fits your needs. Your treatment recommendations will depend on many factors, including:
While some people may only receive one type of treatment, it's common for many patients to undergo a combination of targeted and/or systemic therapies. Targeted treatments are used on a specific cancer site, such as a tumor, to slow growth and destroy cancer cells. Systemic therapies travel throughout your bloodstream (such as chemotherapy), to treat as many cancer cells as possible.
Cancer Treatment Options
Your care plan may include one or more of the following targeted and/or systemic treatments: