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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Radiación sistémica

Systemic radiation therapy (sis-TEH-mik RAY-dee-AY-shun THAYR-uh-pee)
A type of radiation therapy in which a radioactive substance, such radioactive idoine or a radioactively labeled monoclonal antibody, is swallowed or injected into the body and travels through the blood, locating and killing tumor cells.



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