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Are There Alternatives To Chemotherapy?

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There are many different ways to treat cancer, so yes, there are alternatives to chemotherapy, but bear in mind that if your oncologist has recommended chemotherapy it is because that is the treatment which is best suited to your particular medical needs. However, cancer can also be treated with surgery, with radiation, or less aggressively with palliative care. Some specific cancers have other specific treatments, such as the treatment of breast cancer with tamoxifen. New techniques are being researched all the time. Thalidomide has been used successfully to inhibit the growth of tumors.
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