induction therapy


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(in-DUK-shin THER-uh-pee)

Treatment used as a first step toward shrinking the cancer. It is also used to see how the cancer responds to specific drugs and other agents. It is followed by more therapy to get rid of any remaining cancer.

For more information, see Breastcancer.org's Treatment & Side Effects section.

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Audio contributed by: Bonnie Raitt

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