Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy for Cancer: Questions and Answers A fact sheet that defines the different types of radiation therapy and discusses scientific advances that improve the effectiveness of this treatment. National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet 7.1 Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People With Cancer Information about what to expect during radiation therapy, including the general effects of treatment and how to deal with specific side effects. What To Know About Brachytherapy (A Type of Internal Radiation Therapy) An easy-to-read fact sheet that helps radiation therapy patients understand brachytherapy, a type of internal internal radiation therapy. What To Know About External Beam Radiation Therapy An easy-to-read fact sheet that helps radiation therapy patients understand external beam radiation therapy. Radiation Therapy Side Effects Fact Sheets Easy-to-read radiation therapy fact sheets that help patients understand their treatment and manage side effects. The fact sheets (also available in audio) have patient testimonials, tips from healthcare providers, and questions to ask providers. Radiation Therapy Audio Files A list of a series of audio interviews on topics related to side effects of radiation therapy.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer Information about what to expect during chemotherapy and what patients can do to take care of themselves during and after treatment. Chemotherapy Side Effects Fact Sheets Chemotherapy fact sheets with clear medical advice from doctors and nurses, and practical tips from patients to help you manage side effects.

 

Surgery

Cryosurgery in Cancer Treatment: Questions and Answers A fact sheet that describes cryosurgery, the technique of using extreme cold to treat tumors. Lists the indications, risks, benefits, and side effects of cryotherapy. National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet 7.34

Other Treatment Methods

Angiogenesis Inhibitors Therapy A fact sheet that describes the process of eliminating the blood supply to tumors. Lists the cancers in which this approach is being tested. National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet 7.42 Biological Therapies for Cancer: Questions and Answers A fact sheet that provides an overview of how the immune system functions and describes the actions of biological therapies. National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet 7.2 Biological Therapy An introduction to biological therapy to help patients prepare to receive it for cancer treatment or managing side effects. Bone Marrow Transplantation and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation A fact sheet that explains the step-by-step procedures of two types of transplantations used with high-dose chemotherapy, including their risks and benefits. National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet 7.41 Gene Therapy for Cancer: Questions and Answers A fact sheet that discusses research with genetic material in developing cancer therapies, including risks, benefits, and ethical issues. National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet 7.18 Hyperthermia in Cancer Treatment: Questions and Answers A fact sheet that defines hyperthermia (treating tumors with heat) and its side effects. National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet 7.3 Lasers in Cancer Treatment: Questions and Answers A fact sheet that describes use of high-intensity light in cancer treatment, its advantages and disadvantages, and types of procedures that use it. National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet 7.8 Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer: Questions and Answers A fact sheet that explains photodynamic therapy, how it is administered, and indications and side effects of treatment. National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet 7.7 Targeted Cancer Therapies: Questions and Answers This NCI fact sheet describes targeted cancer therapies, which are drugs that block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecules involved in carcinogenesis (the process by which normal cells are transformed into cancer cells) and tumor growth. National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet 7.49