Targeted Therapy

Targeted therapies involve using drugs to target specific changes in your cancer cells that drive them to grow and spread. While it is similar to chemotherapy, this treatment focuses more on targeting the specific genes or proteins found in cancer cells. This means the medication is able to recognise the difference between your healthy cells and the cancer cells. Some targeted therapies interfere with formation of new blood vessels within or around tumours to prevent a blood supply to the tumours which is necessary to grow.

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