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Glossary: first-line therapy, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

first-line therapy

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Initial treatment used to reduce a cancer. First-line therapy is followed by other treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy to get rid of cancer that remains. Also called induction therapy, primary therapy, and primary treatment.

2003-11-20

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