|If doctors deliver the therapy before the primary treatment, they refer to this as neoadjuvant therapy.
|Adjuvant therapy is any therapeutic method used after the surgical resection of a cancerous tumor.
|Neoadjuvant therapies are delivered before the main treatment, to help reduce the size of a tumor or kill cancer cells that have spread.
|Adjuvant therapies are delivered after the primary treatment, to destroy the remaining cancer cells.
|Neoadjuvant therapy includes: radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy
|Adjuvant therapy includes radiation therapy, targeted therapy, biological therapy, etc.
|Neoadjuvant therapy improves the success of the surgery.
|Adjuvant therapy reduces the risk of recurrence.
|The aim of neoadjuvant therapy is to reduce the size or extent of the tumor before the main intervention.
|Adjuvant treatment is done to destroy cancer cells that may still be present in the body after this intervention.