Adjuvant radiotherapy

What is Adjuvant radiotherapy?

Adjuvant therapy or care, also called adjunct therapy or adjunctive therapy or care, is therapy that is given in addition to the primary, main, or initial therapy to maximize its effectiveness. As an adjuvant agent modifies the effect of another agent, so adjuvant therapy modifies other therapy. The surgeries and complex treatment regimens used in cancer therapy have led the term to be used mainly to describe adjuvant cancer treatments. An example of such adjuvant therapy is the additional treatment usually given after surgery where all detectable disease has been removed, but where there remains a statistical risk of relapse due to occult disease. If known disease is left behind following surgery, then further treatment is not technically adjuvant.

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my mom s age is 51,she was in postmenopause,she has an endometrial thickness is 8mm.ever thing seems to be fine in pap semra,we even had...

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see postmenopausal bleeding is dangerous sign, if at all 8 mm thickness of endometrium is somewhat pointing towards a suggesion of biopsy from...

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my sister went in for removal of her cancerous thyroid ,she also had a massive cancerous tumor called a sticky tumor removed,it took the operation...

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Hi and welcome to Healthcare magic.Thank you for the query.
It seems like your doctor consider that there is a need for adjuvant radiotherapy and...

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Dear Sir, Good Morning. My relative M. Sakawat Hossain age 60 years now head- neck cancer(Ca Buccal mucosa lt. side)(scraping)already 4 cycle...

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4 cycle chemotherapy is incomplete treatment of cancer of buccal mucosa. this is called as neoadjuvant chemotherapy. i suggest to meet any...

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