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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Terapia sistémica

Systemic therapy (sis-TEH-mik THAYR-uh-pee)
Treatment using substances that travel through the bloodstream, reaching and affecting cells all over the body.

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