Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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CA
cytarabine and l-asparaginase
CA
cancer OR carcinoma
Ca
cancer, OR carcinoma
CA-125
A substance sometimes found in an increased amount in the blood, other body fluids, or tissues and that may suggest the presence of some types of cancer
CA-125 test
A blood test that measures the level of CA-125, a substance found in blood, other body fluids and some tissues. Increased levels of CA-125 may be a sign of cancer
CA-VP16
cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and etoposide
CABO
bleomycin, cisplatin, methotrexate, and vincristine
cachexia
(ka-KEK-see-a) Loss of body weight and muscle mass, and weakness that may occur in patients with cancer, AIDS, or other chronic diseases
CAD
computer assisted diagnosis
cadmium
(KAD-me-um) A metallic element that occurs naturally in tiny amounts in air, water, soil, and food. It is a byproduct of zinc refining, and is used to make batteries, pigments, plastics, More…
CAE
cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and etoposide
CAF
cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and fluorouracil
CAL-G
cyclophosphamide, daunorubicin, l-asparaginase, prednisone, and vincristine
calcification
Deposits of calcium in the tissues. Calcification in the breast can be seen on a mammogram, but cannot be detected by touch. There are two types of breast calcification, macrocalcification More…
calcitonin
A hormone formed by the C cells of the thyroid gland. It helps maintain a healthy level of calcium in the blood. When the calcium level is too high, calcitonin lowers it
calcitriol
(kal-sih-TREE-ol) The active form of vitamin D. Calcitriol is formed in the kidneys or made in the laboratory. It is used as a drug to increase calcium levels in the body in order to treat More…
calcium
(KAL-see-um) A mineral found in teeth, bones, and other body tissues
calcium carbonate
A mineral taken primarily as a supplement to prevent osteoporosis. It is also being studied for cancer prevention
cALL
common acute myelogenous leukemia
caloric intake
Refers to the number of calories (energy content) consumed
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