Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

Watch patient-friendly videos about the specific medical tests and procedures used to diagnose and treat cancer.


July 25, 2017

Learn more about what radiation therapy is, the types used in cancer treatment, and how it may affect the body during treatment and after treatment is complete. 

May 18, 2017

In this patient education video, Dr. Jorge A. Garcia provides an introductory explanation of prostate cancer, its treatment options, and advances in treatment and research. Read a full text transcript.

February 23, 2017

Dr. Erica Mayer discusses what is important for patients to know about early stage breast cancer following a diagnosis. Beginning with types of breast cancer, Dr. Mayer guides patients through understanding their treatment plan and health care team, recent advancements in research and treatments, and questions to ask. Read a full text transcript.

December 28, 2016

In this patient education video, Dr. Jyoti Patel offers an overview of immunotherapy, also called biologic therapy. This is a type of treatment designed to boost the body's natural defenses to fight the cancer. 

May 29, 2014

Dr. Richard Goldberg explains what clinical trials are, as well as their importance in finding new cancer treatments.

May 29, 2014

Dr. Robert Sticca outlines the basic types of surgery used in cancer treatment.

May 29, 2014

Dr. Lidia Schapira discusses what to expect in the time period after your cancer treatment is complete and your transition to survivorship.

May 29, 2014

Dr. Sonali Smith provides an introduction to bone marrow/stem cell transplants as a cancer treatment.

September 3, 2013

Dr. David Johnson talks about the latest treatment advances in the care and treatment of people with lung cancer.

January 10, 2013

Dr. Sundar Jagannath discusses some scientific advances in the care and treatment of people with myeloma.