(also radiation treatment)
The treatment of disease, especially cancer, using X-rays or similar forms of radiation.
- She was offered palliative chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
- An oncology consultant suggested radiation therapy for the lung lesion and head.
- Prior radiation therapy was acceptable, but prior chemotherapy for metastatic disease was not allowed.
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Syllabification: ra·di·a·tion ther·a·py
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