Term: Radiation Therapy

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2016-01-21

Definition:

Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses radiation to control or destroy cancer cells.

For more information, including the ICD-9-CM and CCI codes used to identify this type of treatment, see the Types of Cancer Treatment section in the Overview of the Manitoba Cancer Registry and Treatment Data concept.

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  • Lix L, Smith M, Pitz M, Ahmed R, Quon H, Griffith J, Turner D, Hong S, Prior H, Banerjee A, Koseva I, Kulbaba C. Cancer Data Linkage in Manitoba: Expanding the Infrastructure for Research. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2016. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)