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Just as each person is different, each individual’s cancer experience and treatment is different. The type of treatment offered to you will depend on:

  • the type of cancer
  • the size of the tumour
  • if the cancer has spread to other parts of your body

You and your doctor will decide on what treatments will work best for you. Some common treatments for cancer are:

  • Surgery
  • Systemic Therapy
  • Radiation Therapy

  • Radiation Therapy

    The Walker Family Cancer Centre (WFCC) opened in March 25, 2013 offering patients in the Niagara region radiation treatment close to home. Radiation Oncology consultation, treatment planning and treatment as well as follow-up is offered at the WFCC. Disease sites treated at the WFCC include cancers of the Breast, Prostate, Lung, lower Gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies and Skin cancers,...
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  • Systemic Therapy

    Systemic therapy is a term used to describe treating cancer with medications. These medications can be anti-cancer drugs, drugs that target only cancer cells, immune system drugs and hormones. The type or types of drugs used to treat cancer are chosen based on your individual cancer and can be a single type of drug or a combination of more than one type of drug. Some drugs are given through a...
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  • Clinical Trials

    About Clinical Trials The Niagara Health Oncology Program participates in phase II, III, and IV clinical trials. We are members of the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) and Ontario Clinical Oncology Group (OCOG) and work closely with a number of industry partners. There are several studies actively recruiting patients at any time and many more that continue to collect information on patients previously enrolled in studies. ...
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