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neoadjuvant therapy

[nee-o-AD-juh-vunt] treatment given before the main treatment. For example, neoadjuvant hormone therapy is sometimes used to shrink a prostate tumor before brachytherapy to make the brachytherapy more effective. Compare to adjuvant therapy. See also brachytherapy, hormone therapy, prostate.

How is breast cancer treated?

... Chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and targeted therapy are systemic
therapies. Adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy. Patients ...


Chemotherapy for breast cancer

... Often, neoadjuvant therapy uses the same treatments that are used as adjuvant
therapy, only they are given (or at least started) before surgery ...


Targeted therapy for breast cancer in men

... This 3 drug combination can also be used to treat earlier-stage breast
cancers before surgery (as neoadjuvant therapy). ...


Targeted therapy for breast cancer

... then on its own, usually for a total of a year of treatment. This may also
be started before surgery as neoadjuvant therapy. ...


Treatment of breast cancer in men, by stage

... For HER2-positive cancers, neoadjuvant therapy will likely ... breast cancer —
hormone therapy, chemo, and targeted therapies — have potential ...


Goals of radiation therapy

... For other cancers, it may be used before surgery (as pre-operative or
neoadjuvant therapy) to shrink the tumor, or after surgery to prevent the ...


How is breast cancer in men treated?

... Chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and targeted therapy are systemic
therapies. Adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy. Patients ...


Targeted therapy for gastrointestinal stromal tumor

... and make surgery more successful. (This is known as neoadjuvant
therapy.) It is often given again after surgery as well. ...


Treatment of invasive breast cancer, by stage

... They are treated with neoadjuvant chemo (with ... this may consist of hormone
therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapies, or some ...


How is breast cancer treated?

... Adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy. When people who seem to ... surgery
to shrink a tumor. This is called neoadjuvant therapy. ...