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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

light-emitting diode therapy  listen  (lite-ee-MIH-ting DY-ode THAYR-uh-pee)

  Treatment with drugs that become active and may kill cancer cells when exposed to light. Light-emitting diode therapy is type of photodynamic therapy which uses a special type of light to activate the drug. Also called LED therapy.