Aims of treatment
It can be helpful to find out the aims of the treatment before choosing which one to have.
Treatment are offered to:
cure a cancer
slow down or stabilise the growth of a cancer
help relieve symptoms
make another treatment possible or more effective
reduce the risk of the cancer coming back.
If two or more treatments are likely to work equally well, your decision may be based on how the different treatments will affect you. We have more information about the possible side effects of treatment.
It is important to remember that everyone responds differently to treatment. No one can guarantee that a treatment will work for you.