Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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Biafine cream
A topical preparation to reduce the risk of, and treat skin reactions to, radiation therapy
bias
In a clinical trial, a flaw in the study design or method of collecting or interpreting information. Biases can lead to incorrect conclusions about what the study or trial showed
BIBX 1382
A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors
BIC
bleomycin, carboplatin, ifosfamide, and mesna
bicalutamide
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called antiandrogens
BID/BD
twice a day
bilateral
Affecting both the right and left sides of the body
bilateral cancer
Cancer that occurs in both paired organs, such as both breasts or both ovaries
bilateral mastectomy
Surgical removal of both breasts.
bilateral nephrectomy
(by-LAT-uh-ral neh-FREK-tuh-mee) Surgery to remove both kidneys
bilateral orchiectomy
Surgical removal of both testicles.
bilateral pedal lymphangiography
Diagnostic procedure that detects enlarged lymph nodes in the retroperitoneum area of the abdomen, which may be indicative of Hodgkin's disease.
bilateral prophylactic mastectomy
(by-LAT-uh-ral pro-fi-LAK-tik mas-TEK-tuh-mee) Surgery to remove both breasts in order to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. Also called preventive mastectomy
bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
Surgery to remove both ovaries and both fallopian tubes
bile
A fluid made by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. Bile is excreted into the small intestine, where it helps digest fat
bile duct
A tube through which bile passes in and out of the liver
bile duct cancer
See also: bile duct carcinoma
bile duct carcinoma
Cancer found in the tube system that drains bile from the liver to the intestine. It may develop anywhere in the biliary tree from small intra-hepatic bile ducts to the common bile duct. More…
biliary
Having to do with the liver, bile ducts, and/or gallbladder
bilirubin
(bil-ih-ROO-bun) Substance formed when red blood cells are broken down. Bilirubin is part of the bile, which is made in the liver and is stored in the gallbladder. The abnormal buildup of More…
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