chemo

noun
che·​mo | \ ˈkē-(ˌ)mō How to pronounce chemo (audio) \

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About This Battle' Diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2015, Doherty endured a mastectomy as well as several rounds of chemo and radiation. Christina Oehler, Health.com, "BH90210’s Shannen Doherty Opens Up About Loving Herself After Breast Cancer," 14 Aug. 2019 But thanks to a new form of chemo for prostate cancer, his prognosis has improved greatly. Susan King, latimes.com, "Faced with cancer, longtime showbiz reporter David Sheehan looks back at his lifetime of celebrity interviews," 27 June 2019 I‘ll already be weeks into chemo by the time the followup with that first kidney doctor rolls around. Samantha Lauriello, Health.com, "A Doctor Told This New Mom to Lose Weight—but It Turned Out She Had Cancer," 28 Aug. 2019 In a clinical trial with prostate cancer patients, one of us (Gatenby) tried an alternative to the scorched-earth approach, applying only enough chemo to keep the tumor tiny without killing it entirely. Robert Gatenby, Scientific American, "Darwin’s Ideas on Evolution Drive a Radical New Approach to Cancer Drug Use," 3 Aug. 2019 Needless to say, Patty will not be able to work this time around while undergoing such an aggressive chemo regimen. courant.com, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 24 July 2019 He was released the day before his 19th birthday, but underwent chemo for 2 1/2 years. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Ride from the heart connects transplant recipient, family of fallen Navy officer," 29 July 2019 After a round of chemo, these cells are given back to the patient, replacing cells that were there. Michael Nedelman And Minali Nigam, CNN, "Trial underway in US uses CRISPR gene-editing in people with severe sickle cell disease," 30 July 2019 For children, such a cure comes with a hidden cost; two years of chemo takes a toll on developing bodies and minds. Charles Graeber, WIRED, "How Scientists Built a ‘Living Drug’ to Beat Cancer," 25 July 2019

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chemo

noun
\ ˈkē-ˌmō How to pronounce chemo (audio) \

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