NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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high-dose radiation (hy-dose RAY-dee-AY-shun)
|An amount of radiation that is greater than that given in typical radiation therapy. High-dose radiation is precisely directed at the tumor to avoid damaging healthy tissue, and may kill more cancer cells in fewer treatments. Also called HDR.|