When doctors treat cancer with chemotherapy, they usually attack the tumor as aggressively as the patient can bear. Then, after a break, they do it again. And again.
But that hard-hitting chemo tactic can have a downside: a few resistant cancer cells may survive, and the cancer can come back.
Now some cancer specialists are trying a gentler, steadier kind of treatment that aims not to cure cancer, but to keep it at bay. Carey Goldberg (@commonhealth) from Here & Now contributor WBUR reports.
This segment aired on June 22, 2017.