What is central nervous system sanctuary therapy?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Central nervous system sanctuary therapy is chemotherapy or radiation therapy given to the central nervous system (CNS) as a preventive treatment. It kills cancer cells that may be in the brain and spinal cord, even though no cancer has been detected there. Also called central nervous system prophylaxis.


This answer is based on source information from the National Cancer Institute

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