There are several different types of treatment for cancer and you may find you are offered a combination of therapies, rather just one specific treatment option.
Treatments vary from person to person and will depend on a number of factors including the type of cancer, the size of the cancer and whether or not the cancer has spread (this is often called the 'stage' of cancer). Your general health and well-being are also considered.
Your treatment and care will be planned by members of your specialist cancer team and multidisciplinary team (MDT) who work together to decide what the best options are for your particular case.
Sometimes doctors may recommend no treatment at all. This can be for various reasons and your doctor should explain to you clearly why he or she is suggesting this approach.
If you have been affected by cancer in some way and would like to talk to someone about what you have read or need help finding information - you are welcome to drop into any Maggie’s Centre or to visit Maggie’s Online Centre and talk with a cancer support specialist.