Dr. Manishi Bansal, M.D.(Radiation Oncology, AIIMS) Consultant Oncology and Radiotherapy Mayo Hospital
Radiation alone or in combination with surgery and chemotherapy plays a major role in the treatment of cancer. Radiation is one of the most sophisticated tool of modern medicine to treat cancer with a rapid advancement in technology.
Chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. It works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells, which grow and divide quickly.
Surgery is the removal of the tumor and surrounding tissue during an operation. Different types of surgery are used depending on the type of cancer, where it is located, and the goals of surgery.
Targeted therapy is a newer type of cancer treatment that uses drugs or other substances to more precisely identify and attack cancer cells, usually while doing little damage to normal cells.