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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Tratamiento definitivo

Definitive treatment (deh-FIH-nih-tiv TREET-ment)
The treatment plan for a disease or disorder that has been chosen as the best one for a patient after all other choices have been considered.

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