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personalised medicine

The application of the right treatment for the right patient, at the right dose, and at the right time. Also known as individualised treatment….

hormone therapy

A treatment that blocks the body’s natural hormones that help cancer grow. Also called hormone treatment.

surveillance

When a person does not receive immediate treatment, but instead has their health monitored regularly, with the option of future treatment if necessary….

late effects

Side effects of cancer treatment that occur several months or years after treatment.

adjuvant therapy

A treatment given with or shortly after another treatment to enhance its effectiveness.

complementary therapies

Supportive treatments that are used in conjunction with conventional treatment. They might improve general health, wellbeing and quality of life, and help people cope with side effects of conventional cancer treatment.

androgen deprivation therapy

A treatment that blocks the body’s natural hormones that help cancer grow. Also called hormone therapy or hormone treatment.

respite care

Alternative care arrangements that allow the carer and person with cancer a short break from their usual care arrangements. Respite care can be given in the home, at hospital or in a palliative care unit….

Optimal Cancer Care Pathways

The Optimal Cancer Care Pathways outline the best cancer care for specific tumour types. The pathways are designed to promote a full understanding of the patient journey in order to foster quality cancer care from the point of…

Targeted therapies

skin How long you take the drugs will depend on the aim of the treatment, how the cancer responds, and the side-effects you experience. Your treatment team can give you more details. Some people can react to the infusion process…