Targeted and biological therapies

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Decisions about treatment

Your doctors may tell you there are different options for your treatment. It can be difficult to make a decision, but information and support will help.

Hormonal therapies

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


Chemotherapy uses drugs to treat cancer. It can be given in different ways and will be carefully planned.


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


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

After treatment

After treatment you’ll be seen regularly by your cancer specialists who will monitor your response to the treatment and any symptoms you might have.

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.