Cancer Treatment and Procedures

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are two of the most common types of cancer treatment therapies. Occasionally, these cancer treatments are coupled with other treatments, such as bone marrow transplant. In addition to the treatment options listed below, some varieties of cancer require additional treatment including surgical, interventional and therapeutic/palliative options.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is medication delivered to the body to eliminate cancer cells or greatly reduce their effect. It targets cells that divide rapidly, a characteristic of most cancer cells.

Radiation

Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses ionizing radiation energy to kill cancer cells and shrink cancerous tumors. Radiation therapy serves to either destroy cancerous cells or damage these cells to impede the division and growth of the cancer.

Bone Marrow / Stem Cell Transplant

Autologous or allogeneic donor marrow or stem cell transplant may be the appropriate treatment of cancers including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma, aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, and chronic and acute leukemias.

When obtaining cancer treatment at the Winship Cancer Institute, patients are provided with support, cancer symptom management, and survivorship resources.

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