NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,036 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- palliative therapy
- listen (PA-lee-uh-tiv THAYR-uh-pee)
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.