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Patients typically undergo surgery first to remove as much of the tumor as possible, then are treated with radiation and chemotherapy to slow the growth of any remaining malignant cells that cannot be removed.
Another round of chemotherapy again knocked the cancer back to undetectable levels.
Chemotherapy this time did nothing for his leukemia and almost killed him.
Donating your hair to help those who've lose their own due to chemotherapy treatments (or for other reasons, such as alopecia aerate) is a way to make sure your strands are going to a good cause.
Sometimes the patients - on their way to doctor's appointments, chemotherapy or radiation treatments or support group meetings, or to pick up prescriptions - seek her out at her station just inside the automatic door.
Her cancer, Courtney said, can be treated with chemotherapy and radiation.
The McConnell bill removes the protection of lifetime and annual limits, meaning someone with a serious illness like cancer could be cut off in the middle of chemotherapy.
Doctors learn only the basics of other diseases because specialized medicines and equipment — chemotherapy for cancer, for example — simply aren’t available.
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Origin and Etymology of chemotherapy
First Known Use: 1910See Words from the same year
CHEMOTHERAPY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chemotherapy for English Language Learners
medical : the use of chemicals to treat or control a disease (such as cancer)
medical Definition of chemotherapy
- Pyrazinamide is one of the most important drugs in modern chemotherapy of tuberculosis …
- —Max Salfinger et al., The Journal of the American Medical Association, 22 Mar. 1995
- Cancer cells mutate at a furious rate, and they can evolve the means to resist most chemotherapy drugs, requiring higher and more toxic doses to achieve an effect.
- —Shannon Brownlee and Nancy Shute, U.S. News & World Report, 18 May 1998
- Neutropenia and infection are major dose-limiting side effects of chemotherapy.
- —Jeffrey Crawford et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 18 July 1991
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