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Caner treatments fall into four major categories: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy .  These treatments are typically used in combination, with the location, size and stage of the tumor, ​as well as overall health, determining which treatment or treatments you will receive. 

  • Surgery - More than half of all cancer patients undergo some type of surgery
  • Radiation - relies on large doses of high-energy beams or particles to destroy targeted cancer cells
  • Chemotherapy - uses powerful drugs to kill cancer cells or control their growth