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Glossary: primary treatment, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

primary treatment

(PRY-mayr-ee TREET-ment)

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

2008-03-10

2009-03-13