Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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BE
barium enema
BEACOPP
bleomycin, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, etoposide, prednisone, procarbazine, and vincristine
Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome
A rare, overgrowth disorder in which babies are large at birth and may develop low blood sugar. Other common symptoms are a large tongue, large internal organs, and defects of the abdominal More…
beclomethasone
A drug being studied in the treatment of graft-versus-host disease. It belongs to a family of drugs called corticosteroids
Bellini duct carcinoma
BDC. A rare type of kidney cancer that grows and spreads quickly. It begins in the duct of Bellini in the kidney
Bence-Jones protein
Proteins are a rare finding in urine, but if present, they are usually associated with multiple myeloma. Less commonly they are found in Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, chronic More…
benign
(beh-NINE) Not cancerous. Benign tumors do not spread to tissues around them or to other parts of the body
benign proliferative breast disease
A group of noncancerous conditions that may increase the risk of developing breast cancer. Examples include ductal hyperplasia, lobular hyperplasia, and papillomas
benign prostatic hyperplasia
(hye-per-PLAY-zha) BPH. A benign (noncancerous) condition in which an overgrowth of prostate tissue pushes against the urethra and the bladder, blocking the flow of urine. Also called More…
benign prostatic hypertrophy
BPH. A benign (noncancerous) condition in which an overgrowth of prostate tissue pushes against the urethra and the bladder, blocking the flow of urine. Also called benign prostatic More…
benign tumor
(beh-NINE) A noncancerous growth that does not invade nearby tissue or spread to other parts of the body
benzaldehyde
A colorless oily liquid used as a flavoring agent and to make dyes, perfumes, and pharmaceuticals. Benzaldehyde is chemically related to benzene
benzene
A chemical that is used widely by the chemical industry, and is also found in tobacco smoke, vehicle emissions, and gasoline fumes. Exposure to benzene may increase the risk of developing More…
benzodiazepine
A chemical that is often used as the active ingredient in mind-affecting drugs such as tranquilizers
benzopyrene
Yellow, crystalline, aromatic hydrocarbon, C-20/H-12, that is a carcinogen found in coal tar and cigarette smoke.
benzoylphenylurea
BPU. A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called antitubulin agents
BEP
bleomycin, cisplatin, and etoposide
Beriplast P
A substance used in surgical wound healing to cause a blood clot to form. It consists of blood-clotting factors found naturally in human blood
best practice
In medicine, treatment that experts agree is appropriate, accepted, and widely used. Health care providers are obligated to provide patients with the best practice. Also called standard More…
beta
Second in order of importance
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