Adjuvant therapy for cancer

Adjuvant therapy is treatment given after cancer surgery to increase the chances of a cure. It destroys microscopic areas of remaining cancer. Adjuvant therapy may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, or a combination of these treatments.

Last Updated: May 13, 2009

Author: Bets Davis, MFA

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology/Oncology

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