Also called radiotherapy, radiation therapy is primarily used in the treatment of cancers. A radioactive isotope may be implanted, or the area to be treated may be bombarded by a stream of radiation.

RADIATION THERAPY: "Willis will start Radiation Therapy on Tuesday."
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