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What exactly is neoadjuvant chemotherapy?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Chemo before surgery
When chemotherapy is given before surgery it's called neoadjuvant.
When chemo or radiation is given in addition to and after surgery it's called adjuvant. It is only describing the order of the treatments.

In brief: Chemo before surgery
When chemotherapy is given before surgery it's called neoadjuvant.
When chemo or radiation is given in addition to and after surgery it's called adjuvant. It is only describing the order of the treatments.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Before surgery
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy simply means chemotherapy given before surgery to remove a tumor. It is usually given that way in the hope that it will shrink the tumor, making surgery easier. Adjuvant chemotherapy is given after surgery.

In brief: Before surgery
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy simply means chemotherapy given before surgery to remove a tumor. It is usually given that way in the hope that it will shrink the tumor, making surgery easier. Adjuvant chemotherapy is given after surgery.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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