Terminology

  1. Hi,

    Doing a training report, I need a piece of information,
    In English I must write/tell :
    -Chemotherapy for cancer treatments
    or
    -Cancer chemotherapy?

    What is the right term please?

    Thank you by advance for your help

    A.L
    Student in Biomedical Engineering
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  3. by   mpccrn
    either would be appropriate
  4. by   classicdame
    the real question is "is chemotherapy restricted to cancer patients?" and the answer is no. Chemotherapy is given for other diagnoses.
  5. by   leslie :-D
    "chemotherapy for cancer patients", sounds better.
    however, both would be appropriate.

    leslie
  6. by   GilaRRT
    Quote from classicdame
    the real question is "is chemotherapy restricted to cancer patients?" and the answer is no. Chemotherapy is given for other diagnoses.
    I am not sure the OP is questioning chemotherapy use for other conditions; however, you are correct. Chemotherapy is a generic term that means to treat with chemicals. So, when I shot gun you with a gram of ceftriaxone to treat you left lower lobe pneumonia, I can say that I am using chemotherapy.

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