Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
A A& A1 A3 AA AB AC AD AE AF AG AI AJ AL AM AN AO AP AQ AR AS AT AU AV AX AZ
selected terms: 21 page 1 of 2
asbestos
(as-BES-tus) A natural material that is made of tiny fibers. Asbestos can cause several serious diseases, including cancer
asbestosis
A non-malignant ung disease caused by inhaling asbestos particles
ascites
(ah-SYE-teez) Abnormal build-up of fluid in the abdomen that may cause swelling. In late-stage cancer, tumor cells may be found in the fluid in the abdomen. Ascites also occurs in patients More…
ASCT
allogeneic stem cell transplantation
ASHAP
andrenocorticoid, cisplatin, cytarabine, and doxorubicin
Askin's tumor
Malignant small-cell tumor of soft tissue found in the thoracopulmonary (chest wall) region. They usually present with a mass in that area. Named after American pathologist Frederic Askin. More…
ASP
L-asparaginase
asparaginase
An enzyme used in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called antineoplastics
aspergillosis
An infectious fungal disease that occurs most often in the skin, ears, nasal sinuses, and lungs of people with suppressed immune systems
aspirate
(AS-pi-rit) Fluid withdrawn from a lump (often a cyst) or a nipple
aspiration
(as-per-AY-shun) Removal of fluid or tissue through a needle. Also, the accidental breathing in of food or fluid into the lungs
aspiration cytology
Examination of fluid or tissue obtained by aspiration.
aspirin
A drug that reduces pain, fever, inflammation, and blood clotting. Aspirin belongs to the family of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents. It is also being studied in cancer More…
ASPS
alveolar soft part sarcoma
ASR
age standardised rate (44Incidence)
assay
(AS-say) A laboratory test to find and measure the amount of a specific substance
asthenia
Weakness; lack of energy and strength
astrocyte
(AS-troe-site) A type of cell found in the brain and spinal cord. An astrocyte is a small, star-shaped glial cell (a cell that surrounds and supports nerve cells)
astrocytoma
(as-troe-sye-TOE-ma) A tumor that begins in the brain or spinal cord in small, star-shaped cells called astrocytes
asymmetry
Lack or absence of balanced proportions between parts of a thing
RCA Rare Cancer Dictionary
to main page AboutFeedback / Suggest A WordLogin top of page
© 2008 Admin XHTML | CSS Powered by Glossword 1.8.11