In-depth

Alternative medicine

Alternative cancer treatments: 10 options to consider

Massage

Symptoms

Fatigue

Symptom Checker

Foot pain? Headache? Sore throat? Skin rash? Use the Symptom Checker to find out what's causing your symptom.

Unexplained weight loss

Tests and diagnosis

CT scan

Positron emission tomography scan

Upper endoscopy

X-ray

Treatments and drugs

Brachytherapy

Chemotherapy

Get ready for possible side effects of chemotherapy

Ask questions and work with your health care team to prepare for chemotherapy so that you know what side effects to expect and how to manage them.

Photodynamic therapy

Radiation therapy

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