A treatment given after another treatment, to improve the chances of controlling or curing the disease. For example, adjuvant radiotherapy may be given after breast cancer surgery.
Treatment that is added to increase the effectiveness of a primary treatment. In cancer, adjuvant treatment usually refers to chemotherapy, hormonal therapy or radiation therapy after surgery to increase the likelihood of killing all cancer cells.
usually treatment as a follow-up to surgery designed to remove any microscopic traces of tumour which may be left behind.