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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Termoterapia con microonda

Microwave thermotherapy (MY-kroh-WAYV THER-moh-THAYR-uh-pee)
A type of treatment in which body tissue is exposed to high temperatures to damage and kill cancer cells or to make cancer cells more sensitive to the effects of radiation and certain anticancer drugs. Also called microwave therapy.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.