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radiotherapy

Line breaks: radio|ther¦apy
Pronunciation: /ˌreɪdɪə(ʊ)ˈθɛrəpi
 
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Definition of radiotherapy in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The treatment of disease, especially cancer, using X-rays or similar forms of radiation.
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.

Derivatives

radiotherapeutic

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈpjuːtɪk/
adjective
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.

radiotherapist

2
noun
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.

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