Cancer Treatment

  • Jenny J. LinEmail author


There are a number of terms that are commonly used during cancer treatment. Primary care providers should have familiarity with such terms so that they are able to have a greater understanding of the treatment plans, help their patients in decision-making, and be able to communicate with their oncology colleagues. These terms are described below.


Cancer treatment Chemotherapy Hormonal therapy Immunotherapy Targeted therapy Treatment toxicities Checkpoint inhibitors Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors Staging Tumor markers 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of General Internal MedicineIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

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