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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ In 10 patients receiving combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the endoscopic lesions resolved and biopsy specimens were negative.
▪ Other patients who did not receive radiotherapy received up to 15 intrathecal injections in the first year.
▪ Fears that radiotherapy would cause genetic mutations leading to handicaps in offspring appear to be groundless, according to studies among 3,000 survivors.
▪ One other patient withdrew from the trial because of development of a painful rectum during radiotherapy.
▪ Preoperative radiotherapy with 30 Gy was performed in 52 patients.
▪ Six of the patients used an opiate or an anti-diarrhoeal preparation during the radiotherapy.
▪ The study was conducted in a subregional radiotherapy centre and an academic department of gastroenterology and therapeutics.
▪ There is also an increased risk of cancer and high sensitivity to radiation means that radiotherapy can't be used.
▪ We have modified the recently completed St Jude protocol to withhold systemic antimetabolites during radiotherapy.
▪ When cancers did respond, radiotherapy was particularly useful in dealing with secondary growths which were too widespread for surgical relief.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Radiotherapy \Ra`di*o*ther"a*py\ (r[=a]`d[i^]*[o^]*th[e^]r"[.a]*p[y^]), n. [Radio- + therapy.] (Med.) Treatment of disease by means of x-rays or radioactivity. Radiotherapy of cancer is based on the fact that cancer cells are more sensitive to radiation than most other cells in the body.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1903, from radio- + therapy.


n. The therapeutic use of ionizing radiation, almost exclusively used for the treatment of malignant disease.


n. (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to radiation from a radioactive substance [syn: radiation therapy, radiation, actinotherapy, irradiation]

Usage examples of "radiotherapy".

And I moved to go over to him, to take his arm and make him listen while I told him about what was happening to my mum in the hospital down the road that morning, to tell him about the surgery, and to use words like mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, lymphoedema, until I saw him squirm with shame at his cowardice.