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Supportive Therapy  

What is supportive treatment for cancer patients?

Supportive treatment (also called supportive therapy) is therapy with the goal of treating the symptoms of the cancer and/or side effects and improving quality of life, rather than trying to shrink a tumor. Cancer patients may receive either:

Supportive therapy in combination with treatment intended to shrink a tumor
Supportive therapy alone


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