Patients & Families
Patients and Families
Combination Therapy

Patients may require more than one cancer treatment such as: 
    • surgery and radiation therapy 
    • surgery and chemotherapy 
    • radiation therapy and chemotherapy 
    • surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy

For example, a patient may have chemotherapy to shrink the cancer before surgery. In other cases, a person has chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy after surgery to kill any cancer cells left behind.

Combination therapy can: 
    • cure cancer 
    • control cancer for a while 
    • reduce the risk of cancer returning 
    • help manage cancer symptoms like pain

Again, it is important to report any side effects you experience to your healthcare team.