central nervous system prophylaxis

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

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