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Cancer can be treated in different ways depending on what type of cancer it is, where it is in the body, and whether it has spread (its stage). You may have more than one type of treatment. Your doctors will discuss with you the best treatment for your situation. When planning your treatment, they will take into account your general health as well as the type and stage of the cancer.
Treatments for cancer include chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, hormonal therapies and biological therapies.
Find out about the most common therapies and why people use them
Find out about websites where you can search for cancer research trials in the UK and Europe
If you've been diagnosed with cancer, it can help to know what to expect and what to consider. Here we cover topics such as making decisions about treatment, asking for a second opinion or wanting a treatment that's not readily available
For answers, support or just a chat, call the Macmillan Support Line free (Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm)
If you have any questions about cancer, need support or just want someone to talk to, ask Macmillan.
Proposed changes to the benefits system could leave thousands of people who are having cancer treatment without vital financial support when they need it most - for some, pushing them into poverty.
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