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

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Recent Examples on the Web The stories rolled in, about lost and found car keys, a grocery cashier who spotted a customer $20, friends who showed up for every chemo appointment. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, "‘I’m so grateful’," 26 Nov. 2020 During his three-year battle, between appointments and chemo, Faris took it upon himself to address the lack of research being done on the topic of childhood cancers. Juhi Varma, Chron, "Sugar Land-based Faris Foundation honors the wish of an angel, works to end childhood cancer," 26 Oct. 2020 When three painful rounds of chemo (each lasting around eight months), one round of radiation and one surgery failed to eliminate the cancer, her doctors put Ediana on an--at the time--experimental drug called T-DM1. Juhi Varma, Houston Chronicle, "Breast cancer survivor urges women to get regular screenings and mammograms, thanks local non-profit 'The Rose'," 14 Oct. 2020 Beyond the brochures and mind-numbing data on cancer and chemo, Renee gave a voice to my personal loss. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Wigs give hope to cancer patients at Tri-City," 3 Sep. 2020 Over the next two years, my mother and I sat next to him through 21 rounds of chemo, but the cancer still spread to his bones. Jessica Granger, Vogue, "My Body, Myself: An Unexpected Journey Out of Grief," 23 Oct. 2020 Luckily, my tumor did shrink significantly after chemo. Glamour, "My Life In Pictures: Before, During, and After a Metastatic Breast Cancer Diagnosis," 23 Oct. 2020 Unable to properly grieve losses or sit with a close friend undergoing chemo. Angela Hansberger, Bon Appétit, "I Miss Restaurants, So I Opened My Own…for a Chipmunk," 15 Oct. 2020 From January to June, Morris went through a grueling 16-rounds of intense chemo. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Survivor uses humor to spread message about male breast cancer," 8 Oct. 2020

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Chemo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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