total skin electron beam radiation therapy

Pronunciation: (TOH-tul skin ee-LEK-tron beem RAY-dee-AY-shun THAYR-uh-pee)

A type of radiation therapy using electrons that is directed at the entire surface of the body. This type of radiation goes into the outer layers of the skin, but does not go deeper into tissues and organs below the skin. Also called TSEB radiation therapy.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2005-07-08 Date last modified: 2008-11-21