Cancer can be treated in many ways, depending on the type of cancer, how advanced it is and your personal choices. Some common types of cancer treatment are:
- radiation therapy
- hormone therapy.
Cancer Australia is the Australian Government's cancer control organisation and has lots of information about cancer treatment.
You might have more than one type of treatment. The Australian Government provides financial support for cancer treatments:
- under Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
- by providing funding to states and territories.
You might be asked if you want to take part in a clinical trial to test new types of cancer treatment. The Australian Cancer Trials website has more information about clinical trials.
Being diagnosed with cancer can affect you and your family. For information about how cancer and treatment can affect you emotionally, physically and practically, see the Cancer Australia website.
You can also get advice and support from the Cancer Council.