Cancer Treatments

The goal of any cancer treatment is to cure the person of cancer, or at least stop its progression. Numerous types of cancer treatments exist. The doctors in charge of a patient’s treatment will weigh many factors and treat each case individually. Factors that will define the course of treatment are stage of cancer, general health, kind of cancer, and patient wishes.

The endgame of cancer treatment is to extend a patient’s life. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee treatments will work for tough cases. However, there are promising new treatments on the horizon and many of the current treatments make it so cancer never returns to a patient. For the difficult types of cancer, the best course of action is to manage symptoms and keep the patient happy and healthy for as long as possible.

According to Mayo Clinic, some cancer treatment that are available as of 2020 include:

  • Surgery.
  • Chemotherapy.
  • Radiation therapy.
  • Bone marrow transplant.
  • Immunotherapy.
  • Hormone therapy.
  • Targeted drug therapy.
  • Cryoablation.
  • Radiofrequency ablation.
  • Clinical trials.

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There may be other treatments utilized, depending on the kind of cancer. At Nancy Valenkamph Foundation, our mission is to support American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life program. We have raised thousands of dollars in quest to find a cure for cancer. To donate today, you can click here.

To find out how you can get involved, feel free to call: 219-477-9826 or email

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