Common Cancer Terms: Adjuvant Therapy

Upon receiving the news of a cancer diagnosis, you and your loved ones may be presented with a number of unfamiliar medical terms as you begin to research treatment options.

One term you may encounter if you are preparing to undergo treatment for advanced or metastatic cancer is adjuvant therapy. Adjuvant therapy serves as an additional cancer treatment, or secondary treatment, delivered after or in conjunction with a primary treatment to reduce the risk of cancer recurring.

Depending on the diagnosis, CyberKnife® stereotactic radiosurgery or stereotactic body radiation therapy may be recommended as adjuvant therapy prior to or following surgery or simultaneously with another treatment, such as chemotherapy.

To learn more about CyberKnife® benefits and whether you may be a candidate for treatment, call Austin CyberKnife at (512) 324-8060 or contact us here.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.