Maintenance therapy
Chemotherapy that is given to patients with cancer — leukemia, lymphoma, or a solid tumor — in remission (due to prior treatment) to prevent a relapse.

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therapy of chronically ill patients that is aimed at keeping the pathology at its present level and preventing exacerbation.

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