There are many different treatments that play a role in palliative care for people with cancer. The type of treatment you receive will depend on you and your cancer, and may include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy and surgery.
- Radiation therapy – Uses highly-targeted radiation to destroy cancer cells, reduce the growth or spread of cancer and relieve symptoms. This can help improve your quality of life by controlling symptoms associated with your cancer and reducing your pain levels
- Drug therapies, such as chemotherapy and targeted therapy – Involves the use of anti-cancer drugs to stop further spread of the cancer throughout your body
- Surgery – May be performed to remove tumours and relieve pain and discomfort