Cancer Treatment

Cancer is treated in several ways, depending on each person's medical condition and type of cancer. Common treatments involve chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Other treatments include surgery and biological therapies.

For many people with cancer, treatment is a process that is designed to meet their needs. Doctors plan treatments based on several key factors, such as the type and stage of the cancer, as well as the person's age, health, and lifestyle.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, it is important for you to know that you play an important role in the treatment process. Offering input, asking questions, and expressing your concerns about treatment can help make treatment a better experience.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Before beginning treatment, ask your doctor about any clinical trials you should consider. Learn more about clinical trials for cancer patients.

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CANCER GENETICS PROGRAM

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