treatment of disease by means of x-rays or of radioactive substances.
- Also called radiation therapy.
- ra·di·o·ther·a·pist, noun
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How to use radiotherapy in a sentence
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After surgery, the patients all received the standard therapy of chemo, radiotherapy and endocrine therapy.
British Dictionary definitions for radiotherapy
the treatment of disease, esp cancer, by means of alpha or beta particles emitted from an implanted or ingested radioisotope, or by means of a beam of high-energy radiation: Compare chemotherapy
- radiotherapeutic (ˌreɪdɪəʊˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪk), adjective
- radiotherapeutically, adverb
- radiotherapist, noun
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