Maintenance Therapy in Cancer Treatment
MaintenanceTherapy is a form of cancer treatment given either orally or Intravenously after completion of Initial Primary Systemic treatment for advanced cancers.
The purpose of maintenance therapy is to keep cancer under control after the initial maximum response to treatment without any side effects and maintaining a good quality of life.
Maintenance therapy can be either
- Hormonal therapy
- Targeted therapy
Maintenance therapy is most commonly used in
- Lung cancers
- Ovarian/Gynac Cancers
- Gastrointestinal Cancers
- Breast Cancer
- Hematological Cancers
When used appropriately, maintenance therapy helps in prolonging the time to progression of cancer and improves survival in patients with advanced Cancers!
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