conventional therapy [also called conventional treatment]

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(kun-VEN-shun-ul THER-uh-pee)

An accepted and widely used treatment for a certain type of disease. This is based on the results of past research and experience. This term is often used as a contrast to alternative, or complementary, treatment. You usually get conventional treatment from doctors and nurses in a hospital or clinic.

Read about treatments for breast cancer.


Audio contributed by: Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach

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