overly aggressive treatment

overly aggressive treatment,

n the excessive use of a procedure, device, or medication intended to mitigate, cure, or halt the progression of a harmful disease; prescribed by some practitioners of both conventional and alternative medicine.
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In light of the fact that remission is increasingly becoming an attainable goal in rheumatoid arthritis treatment, it would be useful to be able to predict which patients are likely to achieve remission in the long run, and so to be able to avoid overly aggressive treatment and the associated side effects," Dr.
3,4,6,9,19,20) This convention of differentiating between WDLs and ALTs serves to recognize the remarkably tractable nature of surgically accessible lesions and helps prevent overly aggressive treatment for a sarcoma that has virtually no potential for metastasis and is otherwise responsive to conservative measures.
Although READ hamartomas are thought to be rare, awareness of the lesion is important since it may be confused with sinonasal adenocarcinoma, leading to overly aggressive treatment.
We recommend that embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma be ruled out to avoid overly aggressive treatment of these patients.
This research method could eventually lead to the recommendation of more appropriately prescribed treatment regimens, the ability to determine a drug's efficacy, as well as lead to the avoidance of unnecessary side effects from overly aggressive treatment regimens," said Dr.
Physicians in major medical centers have been slow to adapt, and are often leading proponents of overly aggressive treatment -- too much surgery, too much radiation, too much chemotherapy.
While screening for some types of cancer has meant earlier detection and much improved results, other types that may be "indolent'' -- involving slow biological changes that may not lead to serious illness for many years -- get labeled as cancer and lead to overly aggressive treatments.
Such capabilities will yield significant cost savings by minimizing the need for biopsies and unnecessary or overly aggressive treatments as well as eliminating the adverse effects that invariably accompany unnecessary treatments.
This ability would allow physicians to tailor prostate cancer treatment to a patient's specific type or grade of cancer -- resulting in significant cost savings by minimizing unnecessary or overly aggressive treatments as well as eliminating the adverse effects that invariably accompany unnecessary treatments.