che·mo | \ˈkē-(ˌ)mō \

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Not all women with breast cancer need chemo, which involves taking anti-cancer drugs by mouth or intravenously. Blake Bakkila,, "35-Year-Old Olympic Gold Medalist Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis in Emotional Post," 12 July 2018 The study published on Sunday, on which early-stage breast cancer patients can forgo chemo, is by far the most impactful so far. Time, "How the U.S. Post Office's Breast Cancer Stamps Helped With Key Research," 4 June 2018 But there is still no cocktail for the humbling fatigue synonymous with chemo. Susan Lisovicz, Washington Post, "The story must be told.," 17 June 2018 All had surgery and hormone therapy, and half also got chemo. CBS News, "Many breast cancer patients can safely skip chemotherapy, major study finds," 3 June 2018 If anything, being newly single and finished with chemo, baby hairs and all, had her feeling ready to date. Ericka Hart, Glamour, "Cancer May Have Changed My Breasts, But It Didn't Mess With My Sexy," 16 Apr. 2018 Offer words of support, chicken soup, a ride to chemo, a distracting novel or Netflix recommendation, but no other unsolicited advice whatsoever. Robin Abrahams,, "A friend shared her cancer diagnosis on Facebook. How can I offer support?," 26 June 2018 Noah used to slot his chemo treatments around Panthers games, Jacquie said. Jourdan Rodrigue, charlotteobserver, "He fought rare cancer with a smile, and support of a Carolina Panthers defensive end," 22 June 2018 That has prompted many to turn to chemo to avoid the spread of the disease. Rick Jervis, USA TODAY, "Thousands of women could forgo chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer, study says," 3 June 2018

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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\ˈkē-ˌmō \

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