Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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AD
dacarbazine and doxorubicin
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A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called antitumor antibiotics. It is an anthracycline
adamantinoma
Malignant tumor of the long bones of the body, usually the tibia or jaw.
ADASP
Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology.
ADCC
antibody dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity
AdCC
adenoid cystic carcinoma
Adderall
A combination of drugs that is used as a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy (a sleep disorder). It belongs to the family of drugs called More…
addiction
Uncontrollable craving, seeking, and use of a substance such as a drug or alcohol
adeno
Prefix pertaining to a gland. It is often placed in front of other words to refer to their glandular nature.
adenocarcinoma
(AD-in-o-kar-sin-O-ma) Cancer that begins in cells that line certain internal organs and that have glandular (secretory) properties
adenocarcinoma cells
When discussing cancer cells, this denotes cells that have a 'gland-like' appearance
adenocarcinoma of unknown primary
aka: carcinoma of unknown primary. Cancer where the primary site has not been verified.
adenoid cystic carcinoma
A rare type of cancer that usually begins in the salivary glands, but may also start in the breast, lacrimal gland, lung, bartholin gland, and several other body sites.
adenoma
(ad-in-O-ma) A noncancerous tumor of glandular origin. Some are considered borderline, with the potential to turn malignant.
adenoma sebaceum
reddish nodules that develop in childhood. aka: angiofibroma
adenopathy
(ad-en-OP-a-thee) Large or swollen lymph glands
adenosine triphosphate
ATP. A substance present in all living cells that provides energy for many metabolic processes and is involved in making RNA. ATP made in the laboratory is being studied in patients with More…
adenovirus
A group of viruses that cause respiratory tract and eye infections. Adenoviruses used in gene therapy are altered to carry a specific tumor-fighting gene
adjacent
Near or close to but not necessarily touching
adjunct
Joined or added to the original. Adjunct therapy is a treatment that is given in addition to the main or primary treatment.
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