Harvard Men's Health Watch

Taking aim at cancer

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Targeted cancer therapies have limits, but some may offer a better option than standard chemotherapy.

Mention cancer treatment, and most men think of chemotherapy—complete with hair loss and extreme fatigue. But for some men, there is another option. Targeted therapies can sometimes treat certain cancers with fewer side effects and better outcomes.

Targeted cancer therapies use drugs that block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecules that are involved in the progression of the disease. They can be used to

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