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From Matthew Schmitz, M.D., former About.com Guide
Updated March 29, 2009
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Adjuvant therapy is any treatment that is put to use after another primary treatment in order to offer a better chance at cure.
With prostate cancer, radiation is often used as an adjuvant therapy after radical prostatectomy to increase the chance of cure.
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