Conditions & Treatments
Conditions & Treatments
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External Radiation Therapy
External radiation therapy, also called external-beam therapy (EBT), uses beams of radiation delivered from a machine outside the body to target a tumor.
Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer
Patients with breast cancer may require radiation treatment to the breast, chest wall and lymph nodes.
Hormonal Therapy for Cancer
Doctors may decide to interfere with hormone production in order to stop cancer from spreading, slow it down or decrease the odds it will come back.
Cancer treatments can cause a variety of short- and long-term physical side effects. Rehabilitation can treat the physical side effects of cancer treatment.
New drugs and medical treatments need to go through a series tests called clinical trials. This is how new and better treatments are made possible.
SBRT for Lung Cancer
For patients with lung cancer, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), also known as radiosurgery, can be a highly effective treatment.
Lymphedema occurs when the lymphatic system does not drain properly.
Head and Neck Cancer Treatment
Head and neck cancer treatment may involve radiation therapy, surgery and chemotherapy. Yale Medicine specialists use the latest treatment techniques.
Chemotherapy or “chemo” can shrink cancerous tumors, prevent cancer from spreading (metastasizing) elsewhere in the body, or relieve discomfort caused by a tumor.
Gynecologic Cancers: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
All women are at risk for developing gynecologic cancers, and the chances increase with age. Know the warning signs as early treatment is most effective.
Liver Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Risk factors for liver cancer include viral infections of the liver (such as hepatitis) and chronic liver disease (cirrhosis) as well as fatty liver disease.
Endocrine Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Most endocrine tumors are benign, but a few will become cancerous. Collectively, endocrine cancers are much less common than other kinds of cancer.
Soft Tissue Sarcoma Surgery
Soft tissue sarcomas are cancerous tumors that form in the cells that make up the body’s connective tissues. Surgery is a common treatment.
Interventional Oncology Treatments for Liver Cancer
Interventional radiology treatments can be an effective way to deliver chemotherapy or radiation for primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma).
Small Cell Lung Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Smoking tobacco is the leading risk factor for small cell lung cancer, responsible for 98 percent of all cases.
Breast Cancer Surgery
Women and men who are diagnosed with breast cancer have several surgery options to consider. Find out more about how breast cancer is treated.
Throat Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Throat cancer can affect either the pharynx or larynx, and there are a variety of different types, based on where the cancer is found.
Mesothelioma: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer, can occur 30 or even 40 years after exposure to asbestos. Roughly 3,000 cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year.