radiation therapy

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Recent Examples on the Web But radiation therapy can also produce some truly uncomfortable and sometimes even painful side effects on the skin. Dr. Eric Rudnick, sun-sentinel.com, "Untold side effects of radiation therapy | Opinion," 12 Nov. 2020 Some types of cancer affect the immune system blood cells, and treatments like chemotherapy, radiation therapy or immunotherapy can cause short-term damage to the immune system, according to the American Cancer Society. Catherine Marfin, Dallas News, "Here are the health conditions that may put you at a high risk for a serious case of coronavirus," 10 Dec. 2020 Each pup receives four doses of the viral particles over two weeks while also taking standard radiation therapy. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, "A Common Plant Virus Is an Unlikely Ally in the War on Cancer," 5 Oct. 2020 The increase is because of additions to the project, including another vault to house radiation therapy equipment and a walkway from the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, UAMS Chief Operating Officer Christina Clark said. Kat Stromquist, Arkansas Online, "2 UAMS projects costlier, but OK'd," 21 Nov. 2020 The main course of treatment for pediatric classical Hodgkin's lymphoma is chemotherapy and, in some cases, radiation therapy. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, "16-year-old Deanthony Rogers beat cancer three times; now he'll have a chance to inspire Colts," 21 Nov. 2020 Itchiness, redness, blistering and peeling can all result from radiation therapy — even causing delays in treatment. Dr. Eric Rudnick, sun-sentinel.com, "Untold side effects of radiation therapy | Opinion," 12 Nov. 2020 From radiation seed therapy and external radiation therapy to a radical prostatectomy and pioneering new techniques such as the AuroLase Therapy. Jeff Forward, Chron, "Pre-screening key to combating prostate cancer," 12 Nov. 2020 The find, Vogel said, might help explain why people who undergo radiation therapy for cancer of the head or neck so often end up with chronic dry mouth and swallowing problems. Katherine J. Wu New York Times, Star Tribune, "Doctors may have found secretive new organs in the center of your head," 31 Oct. 2020

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Radiation therapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radiation%20therapy. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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radiation therapy

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