radiation therapy


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Then came 30 days of radiation therapy followed by another surgery to implant two metal plates, 36 screws and part of another hip. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville golfer and caddie team up for Kentucky's PGA tournament," 12 July 2018 For example, the hospital recently introduced state-of-the-art radiation therapy services and new, noninvasive PET/CT scans to its cancer institute. Kim Wangler, Indianapolis Star, "At Witham, top-tier care comes with the comfort of community," 11 June 2018 The study reported a 30 percent overall reduction in patients choosing surgery or radiation therapy; this is on top of the recent trends showing even more men are accepting active surveilance as the primary treatment for their prostate cancer. Steven Petrow, Washington Post, "Watching but not treating cancer can be hard. Sometimes it’s the right approach.," 20 May 2018 The most effective treatments typically consist of chemotherapy or radiation therapy, which cull fast-growing cancerous cells from the body. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "How Artificial Ovaries Could Expand Fertility Options For Chemo Patients," 5 July 2018 After a period of recuperation from surgery, Susan will begin chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Jane Napier Neely, latimes.com, "The Valley Line: Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic meets for fundraising luncheon, locals involved in L.A. Zoo’s Beastly Ball," 4 June 2018 There are no definitive links to environmental factors (with the exception of childhood cancer survivors who had radiation therapy). Beth Kassab, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Your practical guide to knowing someone with a brain tumor," 31 May 2018 Advances in radiation therapy have led to a higher cure rate and a better quality of life both during and after treatment. Shayne Benowitz, miamiherald, "Oral sex is causing a big jump in HPV throat cancer in men | Miami Herald," 24 May 2018 Susan Bayh, 58, will begin chemotherapy and radiation therapy after recovering from surgery, the statement said. Kaitlin Lange, Indianapolis Star, "Susan Bayh, former Indiana first lady, undergoes surgery for malignant brain cancer," 22 May 2018

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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