radiation therapy

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radiation therapy

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radiation therapy

(also called radiotherapy) A method of treating disease, especially cancer, using X-rays or radioactivity to destroy malignant growths.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.radiation therapy - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substanceradiation therapy - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
phototherapy - the use of strong light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn
Curietherapy, radium therapy - the use of radium in radiation therapy
X-ray therapy - the therapeutic use of X rays
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
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ra·di·a·tion ther·a·py

, radiotherapy
n. terapia de radiación, tratamiento de un tumor o enfermedad por medio de radiaciones de radium o radon. V.: Radiotherapy.
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The mean frequency of RET mutation in sporadic papillary carcinoma is 20%-30% in adults, rising up to 45%-50% in pediatric and young patients, and being highest (50%-80%) in patients with a history of accidental or therapeutic radiation exposure (8-10).
[2.] Emami B, Tolerance of normal tissue to therapeutic radiation. Rep radiother oncol.
Radiation therapists can offer those patients therapeutic radiation, as well as the comfort and support they need in dealing with illness and its treatment.
Dexter et al., "Genomewide transcriptomic profiling of microdissected human breast tissue reveals differential expression of KIT (c-Kit, CD117) and oestrogen receptor-a (ERa) in response to therapeutic radiation," The Journal of Pathology, vol.
Previous investigations in our lab (data not shown) have indicated that varying total therapeutic radiation doses at a constant dose rate does not alter PU enough to cause instability in an aqueous environment.
It has been hypothesized that certain populations of cells are susceptible to the development of therapy-related myelodysplastic syndrome (TR-MDS) due to impaired DNA damage repair secondary to therapeutic radiation or the inability to metabolize chemotherapeutic agents [12].
Viswanathan, "Therapeutic radiation and the potential risk of second malignancies," Cancer, vol.
Topics of the 34 contributions include commissioning and quality assurance, patient and organ movement, brachytherapy, tolerance of normal tissue to therapeutic radiation, lymphomas, skin cancers, and pediatric malignancies.
Further investigation is needed to better understand the extent to which therapeutic radiation is being delivered to avian species and whether current planning procedures should be altered to better fit avian species.
Current state-of-the-art external beam therapy for prostate cancer utilizes hypofractionation, in which a reduced number of higher therapeutic radiation doses are delivered to the tumor.
Speakers at a Varian-hosted symposium at the 3rd ESTRO (European Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology) forum in Barcelona detailed the importance of gaining knowledge from each treatment and applying that knowledge to help benefit the next patient.

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