Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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anagrelide
(an-AG-re-lide) A drug that is used to decrease the number of platelets in the blood in order to prevent blood clotting
anakinra
(an-a-KIN-ra) A substance that is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, and is being studied in the treatment of cancer. Anakinra blocks the action of interleukin 1 (IL-1). It belongs to the More…
anal
Having to do with the anus, which is the posterior opening of the large bowel
anal cancer
Cancer of the anus, the opening at the end of the rectum.
analgesia
Absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness
analgesic
(an al gee' zik) A drug that reduces pain. Analgesics include aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen
analgesic pump
A device that pumps pain-controlling substances into the bloodstream.
analog
In chemistry, a substance that is similar, but not identical, to another
anaphylactic shock
A severe and sometimes life-threatening immune system reaction to an antigen that a person has been previously exposed to. The reaction may include itchy skin, edema, collapsed blood More…
anaplasia
(an ah play' zee ah) Characteristics of a cell (structure and orientation) that make it identifiable as a cancer cell. Malignant
anaplastic
(an-ah-PLAS-tik) A term used to describe cancer cells that divide rapidly and have little or no resemblance to normal cells
anaplastic astrocytoma
A high grade brain tumor. aka: high grade glioma
anaplastic large cell lymphoma
An aggressive (rapidly progressing) type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that is usually of the T-cell type. The cancer cells express a marker called CD30 or Ki-1 on the surface, and may appear More…
anaplastic oligodendroglioma
An aggressive form of brain cancer.
anaplastic thyroid cancer
(an-a-PLAS-tik) A rare, aggressive type of thyroid cancer in which the malignant (cancer) cells look very different from normal thyroid cells
anastomosis
(an-AS-ta-MO-sis) A procedure to connect healthy sections of tubular structures in the body after the diseased portion has been surgically removed
anastrozole
An anticancer drug that is used to decrease estrogen production and suppress the growth of tumors that need estrogen to grow. It belongs to the family of drugs called nonsteroidal aromatase More…
anatomy
The study of the structure and parts of the body.
ANC
absolute neutrophil count
androgen
(AN-dro-jen) A type of hormone that promotes the development and maintenance of male sex characteristics
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