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Find out about the possible treatments for cancer. We have info about when each treatment might be used, how it's given and possible side effects.
Chemo uses anti-cancer drugs to destroy the cancer cells.
Your cancer might be treated with high-energy x-ray beams.
You might have surgery to remove all, or part of, the cancer cells, or to have some tests.
If you're having a different type of treatment you might find helpful info in our general cancer treatment section.
Content last reviewed: 1 June 2012
Next planned review: 2014
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