from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The treatment of cancer using specific chemical agents or drugs that are selectively destructive to malignant cells and tissues.
- n. The treatment of disease using chemical agents or drugs that are selectively toxic to the causative agent of the disease, such as a virus, bacterium, or other microorganism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any chemical treatment intended to be therapeutic with respect to a disease state.
- n. chemical treatment to kill or halt the replication and/or spread of cancerous cells in a patient.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the use of chemical agents to treat or control disease (or mental illness); -- also used especially in reference to the use of chemicals to treat cancer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the use of chemical agents to treat or control disease (or mental illness)
For example, "we don't use the term chemotherapy," says Dr. Xu.
The term chemotherapy often refers to a kind of treatment for cancer in which chemicals are administered to destroy cancer cells.
The word chemotherapy, in the sense we understand it today, had never been used for anticancer medicines.
Last, you can drop the word chemotherapy, which carries enough gravitas to chasten even the most suspicious stylist.
I know chemotherapy is pretty nasty, but do you know of any other way to work against cancer?
Researchers recently correlated a genetic marker to the success of certain chemotherapy drugs in breast cancer patients.
Children with retinoblastoma taking certain chemotherapy drugs may have their hearing tested (audiology test) to make sure the drugs are not causing hearing loss.
Sometimes, particularly when adults develop cardiomyopathies, the disease is caused by factors such as diabetes, a previous heart attack or certain chemotherapy drugs.
Or take it up with the people whose chemotherapy is now being operated from a basement with a donation box at the front desk. eric k Says:
Suppression of nausea, reduction of anxiety and stimulation of appetite with the simple ingestion of a little pot brownie for someone undergoing chemotherapy is an absolute Godsend.
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