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radiotherapy Syllabification: ra·di·o·ther·a·py
Pronunciation: /ˌrādēōˈTHerəpē/

Definition of radiotherapy in English:


Another term for radiation therapy.
Example sentences
  • Treatment options for cervical cancer include surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
  • Surgery may be followed by chemotherapy, radiotherapy or hormone treatment.
  • Seven patients treated with radiotherapy developed some radiation telangiectasia.


Pronunciation: /ˌrādēōˌTHerəˈpyo͞odik/
Example sentences
  • Changes in use of chemotherapeutics and alterations of radiotherapeutic regimes may change survival of patients and are of interest in patients with either limited or advanced disease.
  • In the radiotherapeutic range, high-energy electron beams penetrate less than high-energy x-ray beams.
  • The emerging evidence that locoregional treatment affects mortality is persuasive, and efforts to optimise the surgical and radiotherapeutic management of this common disease should have a high priority.
Pronunciation: /ˌrādēōˈTHerəpəst/
Example sentences
  • The book was written for practicing and teaching pathologists, but it should also be appealing to radiologists, medical and surgical oncologists, and radiotherapists.
  • The medical oncologist and radiotherapist should arrange the appropriate delivery of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
  • The choice of radiotherapy regimen was left to the local radiotherapist, but the two regimens shown in previous trials to have good palliative effect were recommended.

Words that rhyme with radiotherapy

aromatherapy, chemotherapy, hypnotherapy, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, therapy
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