Definition of radiation therapy in English:

radiation therapy

(also radiation treatment)


  • The treatment of disease, especially cancer, using X-rays or similar forms of radiation.

    • ‘These reactions will go away a few weeks after the last radiation treatment.’
    • ‘The radiation treatment helps kill any cancer cells that have spread from the lump to nearby tissue.’
    • ‘The anesthesia care provider focused a television camera on Mr T's monitors and connected it to the television monitor in the hallway to observe his vital signs during delivery of the radiation treatment.’
    • ‘If the cancer has spread, treatment with chemotherapy or radiation therapy may shrink the tumor but not cure it.’
    • ‘Many patients suffer physical complications, such as infections or toxicity from intensive chemotherapy and radiation treatment, he said.’
    • ‘Radiotherapists will recommend radiation therapy, urologists will recommend surgery for the same clinical stage in the disease.’
    • ‘The final 3 chapters describe the surgical management, as well as the medical and radiation treatment, of endocrine tumors.’
    • ‘Chemotherapy starts during radiation treatment and continues until transplantation.’
    • ‘The lining of the mouth can become inflamed and ulcers might form during chemotherapy and radiation therapy.’
    • ‘Typically, these cancers respond very well to chemotherapy and radiation therapy.’
    • ‘Prior radiation therapy was acceptable, but prior chemotherapy for metastatic disease was not allowed.’
    • ‘An oncology consultant suggested radiation therapy for the lung lesion and head.’
    • ‘Children who have had chemotherapy or radiation treatment for a prior cancer episode may also have an increased risk of cancer.’
    • ‘Oncology nurses help educate each patient and family about the radiation treatment, and they provide emotional support to the patients.’
    • ‘The radiation treatment destroys the tumor cells and suppresses the function of the stem cells in preparation for the transplant.’
    • ‘She was offered palliative chemotherapy and radiation therapy.’
    • ‘Conversely, patients whose genes efficiently counteracted chemotherapy and radiation treatment had shorter survival times overall.’
    • ‘The entire team then leaves the room, and the radiation treatment, which usually lasts one to two minutes, is delivered.’
    • ‘Chemotherapy and total-body radiation therapy given as part of a bone marrow transplant can cause diarrhea.’
    • ‘Your doctor can help you understand the changes you're about to go through as you start your chemotherapy or radiation treatment.’


radiation therapy

/ˌrādēˈāSHən ˈTHerəpē/