chemo

noun
che·​mo | \ˈkē-(ˌ)mō \

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About 17% of women had high-risk scores and were advised to have chemo. Marilynn Marchione, latimes.com, "Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, study finds," 3 June 2018 Debra Puffer, a 61-year-old resident of Rome, N.Y., was diagnosed with glioblastoma in 2014 and was treated with surgery, chemo, and radiation. Washington Post, BostonGlobe.com, "Polio virus treatment increased survival in patients with deadly brain tumors, study shows," 26 June 2018 Debra Puffer, a 61-year-old resident of Rome, N.Y., was diagnosed with glioblastoma in 2014 and was treated with surgery, chemo and radiation. Laurie Mcginley, Washington Post, "Polio virus treatment increased survival in patients with deadly brain tumors, study shows," 26 June 2018 My sister had to quit her job to do chemo, and stayed in the hospital for 11 months. Alice Park, Time, "More Women With Breast Cancer May Soon Be Skipping Chemo. Here’s Why," 7 June 2018 More: Thousands of women with breast cancer may not need chemo, study says Researchers report that about 15 percent of patients have been helped by the therapy, according to NPR. Joel Shannon, USA TODAY, "Terminal breast cancer patient now cancer-free, thanks to experimental therapy," 6 June 2018 About 17 percent of women had high-risk scores and were advised to have chemo. Marilynn Marchione, STAT, "Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds," 3 June 2018 Not all women with breast cancer need chemo, which involves taking anti-cancer drugs by mouth or intravenously. Blake Bakkila, Health.com, "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

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chemo

noun
\ˈkē-ˌmō \

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