NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,442 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- low-dose radiation therapy
- listen (loh-dose RAY-dee-AY-shun THAYR-uh-pee)
- Radiation treatment in which the total dose of radiation is less than that given in standard radiation therapy. In low-dose radiation therapy, the total dose may be given in fewer treatments or over a shorter period of time (fewer days or weeks) than standard radiation therapy. This may cause less damage to nearby healthy tissue.