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IORT

    Intraoperative Radiation Therapy. Treating the tumor site with radiation immediately following surgery to remove the tumor.

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Tumor
Overgrowth of tissue.

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Treating diseases or other medical conditions by operating on a patient to remove or repair parts of the body.



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