Treating

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.

  • 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.

  • Surgery

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

  • Hormonal therapies

    Some cancers depend on hormones to grow. Find out about different hormonal therapies and how they work.

  • Targeted (biological) therapies

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

  • Using heat to destroy cancer cells (ablation)

    Ablation uses heat to destroy cancer cells. It is often used in combination with other treatments, such as chemotherapy or surgery.

  • Embolisation treatments for secondary cancer in the liver

    Embolisation is when substances are injected into the liver to try to block the blood flow to the cancer cells.

  • Radiotherapy

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

  • Controlling the symptoms of secondary cancer in the liver

    There are ways to help relieve and control the symptoms of secondary cancer in the liver.

  • Life after cancer treatment

    You might be thinking about how to get back to normal following treatment. Find advice, information and support about coping with and after 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.