Cancer Treatment Options

World-class cancer care specialists experienced with leading-edge cancer care treatments

There are many types of cancer, and no two are exactly alike. That’s why the oncologists at The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation create a personalized plan depending on your specific needs. Our specialists consider your type of cancer, its stage, and your overall health. Then we recommend the most appropriate treatment for you. Today, there are five basic types of cancer treatments. Some can be used alone or with other therapies, depending on your condition.

The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation has extensive experience in the following cancer treatment methods:

Surgery

Surgery is used to remove cancerous tumors. It is also performed to help diagnose cancer. A common form of diagnostic surgery is a biopsy, where the doctor takes a tissue sample from the afflicted area and runs tests to see if it is cancerous.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy drugs are given orally or through intravenous (IV) injection to reduce cancer growth and spread. More than half of all cancer patients receive chemotherapy treatment.

Radiotherapy

Uses high-energy radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells. X-rays, gamma rays, and charged particles are types of radiation used for cancer treatment.

Immunotherapy

Also called targeted therapy because it targets only cancer cells while limiting damage to the surrounding normal cells. Immunotherapy is intended to increase the effectiveness of cancer therapy and reduce the side effects often associated with chemotherapy drugs and radiation therapy.

Hormone therapy

Hormone therapy is used when the cancer’s growth is spurred by the absorption of your body’s naturally occurring hormones. Your doctor may decide to limit or block hormone production by administering certain drugs or remove the organs that produce the hormone feeding the cancer.

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