Cancer treatment

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What are the ways to treat cancer? When do you need to start treatment? Will you need to be in the hospital for treatment, and for how long? How many treatments do you need? What are the side effects you should expect? Are there any complementary therapies you should try? 

You have many choices during cancer treatment. Learn about your options, so you can work closely with your doctor and care team and make decisions that are right for you.

Conventional cancer treatments
Common treatment side effects
Making decisions about cancer procedures
Clinical trials and research
Complementary cancer care

Reviewed by: Michael Russin, MD, February 2016
Additional Kaiser Permanente reviewers

© 2016 Kaiser Permanente

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