Find out about different cancer treatments, and get help with treatment decisions you might need to make.

  • Making treatment decisions

    Your doctors may tell you there are different options for your treatment. Having the right information will help you make the right decision for you.

  • Radiotherapy

    Radiotherapy is the use of high-energy rays, usually x-rays and similar rays (such as electrons) to treat cancer.

  • Chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy uses drugs to treat many different types of cancer. It is most commonly given as an injection into a vein or as tablets or capsules.

  • Hormonal therapies for secondary bone cancer

    Some cancers depend on hormones to grow. Hormonal therapies may be used to treat bone secondaries from breast or prostate cancer.

  • Targeted (biological) therapies

    Targeted (biological) therapies interfere with the way cells grow and divide.

  • Surgery

    Surgery involves removing all or part of the cancer with an operation. It is an important treatment for many cancers.

  • Bisphosphonates for secondary bone cancer

    Bisphosphonates are drugs that strengthen the bones, relieve bone pain and reduce the risk of getting a broken bone.

  • Denosumab for secondary bone cancer

    Denosumab is a monoclonal antibody (targeted therapy). It can be used to help prevent fractures caused by secondary bone cancer.

  • Clinical trials

    Many people are offered a trial as part of treatment. Find out more to help you decide if a trial is right for you.

  • Planning ahead

    There are ways you can plan ahead and make choices about your future care.

  • Supportive and other treatments

    Other treatments can be used as part of the main cancer treatment and to treat side-effects.