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

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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 Needless to say, Patty will not be able to work this time around while undergoing such an aggressive chemo regimen., "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 17 July 2019 There was a gentleman who lived near him who was suffering and was going through chemo. Leah Sottile, Longreads, "Chapter One: A Quiet Man," 15 July 2019 Whether Madi had chemo coursing through her veins or was hanging onto life in the intensive care unit — Woodburn never saw her without a smile on her face and an air of gratitude. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, "Teen volleyball player who revealed Indianapolis Colts draft picks dies," 15 July 2019 Officer Ortega met with the reportee who advised the decedent was a cancer patient going through her chemo therapy. Houston Chronicle, "Bellaire Police Department weekly report," 1 July 2019 The operation to excise the cancer cells was successful, requiring no follow-up immunotherapy or chemo, and I was put under strict orders not to exert myself for the following month. Katie O'reilly, Outside Online, "Running After Melanoma," 30 June 2019

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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