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Glossary: laser therapy, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

laser therapy

(LAY-zer THAYR-uh-pee)

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.


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