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What is adjuvant therapy used for?
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Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Risk reduction
The goal of adjuvant therapy is to reduce the risk of cancer returning, and hopefully to prolong life.

In brief: Risk reduction
The goal of adjuvant therapy is to reduce the risk of cancer returning, and hopefully to prolong life.
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Added treatment
Adjuvant therapy means additional therapy.
It is therapy given in addition to surgery to remove cancer. Adjuvant therapy can be chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biologic therapy or hormone-blocking therapy. The goal is to kill individual cancer cells that may not have been removed with surgery in order to prevent cancer from recurring.

In brief: Added treatment
Adjuvant therapy means additional therapy.
It is therapy given in addition to surgery to remove cancer. Adjuvant therapy can be chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biologic therapy or hormone-blocking therapy. The goal is to kill individual cancer cells that may not have been removed with surgery in order to prevent cancer from recurring.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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