NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,531 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- listen (DY-uh-THER-mee)
- A procedure in which tissue is heated to destroy abnormal cells. The heat may come from electric currents, microwaves, radio waves, or ultrasound. Diathermy is a type of hyperthermia therapy. Also called electrodiathermy.