central nervous system sanctuary therapy

Pronunciation:(SEN-trul NER-vus SIS-tem SANK-choo-WAYR-ee THAYR-uh-pee)

Definition: 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, CNS prophylaxis, and CNS sanctuary therapy.Cancer.govPatient

terapia santuario del sistema nervioso centralQuimioterapia o radioterapia administrada al sistema nervioso central (SNC) como tratamiento preventivo. Destruye las células cancerosas que pueden estar en el cerebro y la médula espinal, aunque allí no se haya detectado cáncer. También se llama profilaxis del sistema nervioso central, profilaxis del SNC, y terapia santuario del SNC.Cancer.govPatient2005-07-23 Date last modified: 2008-01-21