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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? | American Cancer Society

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

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-treating-general-info

Chemotherapy for breast cancer | American Cancer Society

... Before surgery (neoadjuvant chemotherapy): Neoadjuvant therapy is like
adjuvant therapy, except you get the treatments (or at least start them ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-treating-chemotherapy

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). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-treating-targeted-therapy

How is breast cancer in men treated?

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

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-treating-general-info

Targeted therapy for breast cancer | American Cancer Society

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

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-treating-targeted-therapy

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 ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-goals-of-radiation-therapy

How is breast cancer treated?

... breast cancer?”. Adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy. When people ...
to shrink a tumor. This is called neoadjuvant therapy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/overviewguide/breast-cancer-overview-treating-general-infor

Treatment of breast cancer in men, by stage

... treated with chemo before surgery (neoadjuvant chemo ... for breast cancer —
hormone therapy, chemo, and targeted therapies — have potential ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-treating-by-stage

Chemotherapy for breast cancer in men

... Before surgery (neoadjuvant chemotherapy): Neoadjuvant therapy is like
adjuvant therapy, except you get the treatments (or at least start them ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-treating-chemotherapy

Treatment of invasive breast cancer, by stage | American ...

... They are treated with neoadjuvant chemo (with ... given for breast cancer—
hormone therapy, chemo, and targeted therapies—have possible side ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-treating-by-stage