Dr. med. Dirk Manski

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Palliative Therapy in Oncology

Definition of Palliative Therapy

In oncology, the term palliative therapy refers to a form of therapy, in which the relief of symptoms is the goal. The cure of an existing underlying disease is often not possible. The term derives from the Latin word pallium (coat, cover); palliative therapy is therefore a treatment to cover an underlying disease. Drugs, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery are used for palliative therapy.

Palliative Therapy in Urology

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