NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,989 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- high-energy photon therapy
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- A type of radiation therapy that uses high-energy photons (units of light energy). High-energy photons penetrate deeply into tissues to reach tumors while giving less radiation to superficial tissues such as the skin.