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4. Targeted Therapy

Treatment for cancer cells spreading and growing as malignant cells in a human body caused by environmental carcinogens and genetics showing a target aiming at the cancerous cell.

In certain cases, medical providers may opt for targeted therapy since it can result in fewer unpleasant side effects than other treatment methods, such as radiation or chemotherapy.

How does it work?

Targeted therapy, as the name suggests, is therapy designed to target cancerous cells. While there are many types of targeted therapy, they all work based on the idea that they largely target cancerous cells instead of healthy ones.

What type of cancer can it treat?

According to the National Cancer Institute, targeted therapy may treat the following:

  • Metastatic BCC
  • Stages III and IV as well as recurrent melanoma

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