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

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The move away from chemotherapy has been hotly debated, with some doctors warning that chemo can save lives and that a ‘‘de-escalation’’ of treatment could be dangerous. Laurie Mcginley,, "Study finds some with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy," 3 June 2018 Since its inception in 2016, Operation Chemo Comfort has delivered more than 6,000 handcrafted chemo caps to cancer patients. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Operation Chemo Comfort seek additional items for cancer patients kits," 3 May 2018 The chemo was affecting her body in a negative way. Char Adams,, "Calif. Mom Opens Up After Learning Infant's Ear Infection Was Deadly Cancer: 'We Were Scared'," 7 May 2018 Whether stunted due to the tumor or killed by the chemo, Kevin's seventh cranial nerve withered. Neil Steinberg, CNN, "How far would you go to be able to smile?," 13 June 2018 Related The study published on Sunday, on which early-stage breast cancer patients can forgo chemo, is by far the most impactful so far. NBC News, "U.S. postal stamp helped fund key breast study," 4 June 2018 Patients treated at the Brain Fitness Lab undergo a comprehensive neuropsychiatric assessment to rule out other conditions that can mimic cognitive decline from chemo — like depression, hypothyroidism and vitamin deficiencies. Caitlin Granfield, miamiherald, "You've survived cancer, but your brain is fuzzy after the chemo. Here's what to do.," 29 May 2018 Today on Phee’s last day of chemo on her first round and Daddy came to visit. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "Georgia dad's touching dance with 2-year-old daughter battling cancer goes viral," 21 Aug. 2018 And that’s why people go and get these IV vitamin therapies instead of chemo. Eric Johnson, Recode, "The internet’s favorite Goop critic Dr. Jen Gunter says ‘medical conspiracy theories’ are running amok online," 20 Aug. 2018

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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