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palliative

[′pal·ē·əd·iv]
(pharmacology)
Having a soothing or relieving quality.
A drug that soothes or relieves symptoms of a disease.
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They did not care for him palliatively, nor did they try to persuade him that such thoughts are the result of a depressed mind in need of care.
Published studies from Japanese hospitals that use IOERT to treat this disease show that there is increased tumor control and better survival when used with intent to cure in patients with resectable tumors, and, when used palliatively to treat unresectable tumors, patients experience a higher quality of life with more hospital free survival days.
radical chemoradiotherapy or require radiotherapy palliatively for their chest