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View in Spanish: Terapia adyuvante

Adjuvant therapy (A-joo-vant THAYR-uh-pee)
Additional cancer treatment given after the primary treatment to lower the risk that the cancer will come back. Adjuvant therapy may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy, or biological therapy.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.