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What exactly is adjuvant chemotherapy?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Preventative

Adjuvant therapy, is treatment given following the primary, main or initial treatment.
It is usually given after surgery where all detectable disease has been removed, but where there remains a statistical risk of relapse due to occult disease In contrast neoadjuvant therapy, is given before the main treatment to reduce the size of the tumor so as to facilitate more effective surgery.

In brief: Preventative

Adjuvant therapy, is treatment given following the primary, main or initial treatment.
It is usually given after surgery where all detectable disease has been removed, but where there remains a statistical risk of relapse due to occult disease In contrast neoadjuvant therapy, is given before the main treatment to reduce the size of the tumor so as to facilitate more effective surgery.
Dr. Myron Arlen
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