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Laser Therapy

Glossary

laser therapy

Treatment that uses intense, narrow beams of light to cut and destroy tissue, such as cancer tissue. Laser therapy may also be used to reduce lymphedema (swelling caused by a buildup of lymph fluid in tissue) after breast cancer surgery.

Last updated: 2014-08-27

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)