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View in Spanish: Terapia esteroidea

Steroid therapy (STAYR-oyd THAYR-uh-pee)
Treatment with corticosteroid drugs to reduce swelling, pain, and other symptoms of inflammation.

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