Medical Oncology and Chemotherapy

You have many choices when it comes to treating cancer. There are four main types of medicinal cancer therapies: chemotherapy, targeted therapy, biological therapy and hormonal therapy.

Chemotherapy is a medicine used to kill cancer cells. It can cure cancer, slow down the growth of cancer cells and help with symptoms. Targeted therapy looks for a “target” on a cancer cell. The medicine will attach to the target and interfere with the growth of a cancer cell without causing harm to normal cells. Biological therapy works with your immune system. This medicine will boost your body’s own defenses to help beat cancer. Hormonal therapy is used to block or remove hormones that feed some cancers.