What is the treatment for cancer?

Depends. It all depends on what kind of cancer, what the stage is, and how healthy the patient is outside of the cancer diagnosis. We've come a long way, and there is no "one size fits all" treatment for cancer.

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What is the treatment for cancer of the adrenal glands?

Depends on the. Type of cancer. There is more than one type of cancer of the adrenal and different tumors require different treatments. The common treatment would be surgical removal. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/adrenal-cancer/. Read more...
Surgical removal. Whenever possible, adrenal cell carcinoma is removed with an operation. This is feasible if the cancer is limited to the adrenal gland without spread to other parts of the body. If there is spread, or if the tumor is too large to be safely removed with an operation, there are limited chemotherapy options available. Read more...

What is the treatment for cancer of the nasal cavity?

Depends on stage. Nasal cavity cancers can be very dangerous. How they are treated is largely based on how extensive - what stage- it is. Commonly a combination of surgery and radiation is needed. Biopsy is needed for diagnosis and often c/t or pet scans are used to determine the extent of the cancer. Read more...

What makes radiation treatment kill cancer?

DNA damage. In general radiation treatment for cancers attacks the dividing cancer cells. The radiation damages the dna and blocks the reparative processes. This ultimately leads to the cells dying. Combination with chemotherapy as with brain cancers helps to sensitize the cells to the radiation. Read more...
Starving tumor. This is a complex process but to be simple, radiation causes alterations within the cancer cell that include formation of what we call tumor hypoxia ( low oxygen level) and free radicals that result in cell toxicity and assault which causes cell death. Read more...

What is considered aggressive treatment for cancer that has spread?

Chemo-radiation. Some cancers need aggressive treatments such as chemo, radiation and bone marrow transplants. Read more...
Depends. Usually, aggressive treatment for cancer implies chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery. It really depends on the type of cancer and where ithas spread. The decision to move forward with these treatments has to be weighed against the toll the they will take on the person. These are difficult decisions. Get opinions from good oncologists, more than one if needed. Read more...

What is the treatment for esophogeal cancer?

Multi-pronged. Treatments for localised esophageal cancer typically invovle surgery; often patients wil get chemotherapy and radiotherapy before surgery to shrink the cancers or after surgery to prevent the cancer from recurring. For cancer that has spread, typically chemotherapy is the mainstay and radaition, surgery, and stenting are used in special situations. Read more...
Depends. Depends on stage, location and the condition of the patient to tolerate treatments - can be a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy (not necessarily in that order). Read more...

What is the treatment for ileal cancer?

Surgical resection. Again - i suspect that this is a computer generated question: what is the treatment for... I wonder if there are patients out there asking questions, or simply a bunch of docs answering computer generated questions? Read more...

What is the treatment of rectum cancer?

Surgery. Perhaps first endoscopic u/s, and depending on distance from anal verge chemo/rt before or after. Read more...

What is the treatment for benign cancer?

Usually excision.. There are usually treated simply by surgical excision. For example, benign polyps found on colonoscopy are simply resected off/snipped off. Simple warts are frozen with cryotherapy, like liquid nitrogen and taken off. Read more...