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chemotherapy (ˌkiːməʊˈθɛrəpɪ Pronunciation for chemotherapy ; kiːmə-) 



  1. treatment of disease, esp cancer, by means of chemical agents Compare radiotherapy

Derived Forms

ˌchemoˈtherapist noun

Translations for 'chemotherapy'

  • British English: chemotherapy Chemotherapy is the treatment of disease using chemicals. It is often used in treating cancer. NOUNHe had been undergoing chemotherapy for lung cancer.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: quimioterapia
  • Chinese: 化疗化疗療
  • European Spanish: quimioterapia
  • French: chimiothérapie
  • German: Chemotherapie
  • Italian: chemioterapia
  • Japanese: 化学療法
  • Korean: 화학 요법
  • Portuguese: quimioterapia
  • Spanish: quimioterapia

Example Sentences Including 'chemotherapy'

According to Dr Corrigan, the number of patients receiving chemotherapy treatment in the new Macmillan Unit is continuing to increase.
Belfast Telegraph (2003)
Between a book on chemotherapy and another on neurophysiological disorders, she came upon an old, well-thumbed prayer book.
Stewart, Michael Grace
Even if it was negative, Sykes would recommend chemotherapy and Ellen was in for a few long, miserable months.
Wood, Bari Doll's Eyes
In December I started the first of eight sessions of chemotherapy which I found very severe.
Belfast Telegraph (2003)
It also questioned whether all the patients had truly failed on chemotherapy.
Globe and Mail (2003)
She said she dropped in to sign documents and was to receive her first chemotherapy treatment later in the day.
Globe and Mail (2003)
The main treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia is chemotherapy.
Isabel Wolff RESCUING ROSE (2002)
The parents opted for the new treatment, partly to avoid the chemotherapy that accompanies transplantation.
British Medical Journal (2002)
The woman has a lumpectomy or mastectomy, followed by radiation and chemotherapy.
Dr. John R. Lee, Dr. David Zava and Virginia Hopkins WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT BREAST CANCER: How hormone balance may save your life


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