radiation therapy


Examples of radiation therapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stomach cancer can be treated with surgery, chemotherapy, targeted drugs and radiation therapy. John Tufts, The Courier-Journal, 6 Feb. 2024 Michael Strahan's daughter Isabella is celebrating her final day of radiation therapy after undergoing emergency surgery to treat a cancerous brain tumor in October. EW.com, 16 Jan. 2024 To treat cancer, medical advancements have given patients more treatment options today beyond chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Byjohn Kell, Fortune, 19 Mar. 2024 Fundamentals of radiation therapy At the heart of radiation therapy lies the fundamental principle that cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation than healthy cells. Behzad Ebrahimi, Discover Magazine, 5 Jan. 2024 Constantine Mantz, a doctor from Fort Myers, Fla., was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine along with investigation costs and take a medical education course on risk management after giving radiation therapy to treat breast cancer on the wrong side of a woman's body for a month. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 20 Feb. 2024 The trial included 25 people with pancreatic or colorectal cancer who had previously undergone surgery, seven of whom also had received radiation therapy. Jaimie Seaton, Scientific American, 13 Feb. 2024 Isabella finished radiation therapy on Wednesday and will begin chemotherapy in February. David Oliver, USA TODAY, 11 Jan. 2024 Future of radiation therapy Radiation therapy is continually evolving to more effectively and precisely treat cancer. Behzad Ebrahimi, Discover Magazine, 5 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of radiation therapy was in 1922

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“Radiation therapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radiation%20therapy. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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