microwave therapy

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 thermotherapy.

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  • microwave therapy — a form of diathermy using electromagnetic waves of extremely short wavelength. In modern apparatus the electric currents induced in the tissues have frequencies of up to 25,000 million cycles per second …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • Microwave thermotherapy — Microwave thermotherapy, also called microwave therapy, is a type of treatment in which body tissue is heated by microwave irradiation to damage and kill cancer cells or to make cancer cells more sensitive to the effects of radiation and certain… …   Wikipedia

  • microwave thermotherapy — 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 …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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  • Transurethral microwave thermotherapy — (TUMT) is one of a number of effective and safe [Stravodimos KG, Goldfischer ER, Klima WJ, Jabbour ME, Smith AD. 1998 Jun. Transurethral microwave thermotherapy for management of benign prostatic hyperplasia: a single institution experience. |… …   Wikipedia

  • Radiation therapy — Radiation (medicine) redirects here. It is not to be confused with Radiation (pain) or Radiology. Radiation therapy Intervention ICD 10 PCS D ICD 9 CM …   Wikipedia

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