palliative therapy

Definition / meaning of palliative therapy

Treatment given to relieve the symptoms and reduce the suffering caused by cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Palliative cancer therapies are given together with other cancer treatments, from the time of diagnosis, through treatment, survivorship, recurrent or advanced disease, and at the end of life.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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