Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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CHAD
cisplatin, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and hexamethylmelamine
Chamberlain procedure
A procedure in which a tube is inserted into the chest to view the tissues and organs in the area between the lungs and between the breastbone and heart. The tube is inserted through an More…
CHAP
altretamine, cisplatin, cyclophosphamide, and doxorubicin
ChC
chromophobic (variant of RCC)
CHEMO
chemotherapy
chemo
A shortened version of the word chemotherapy used by many cancer survivors.
chemoembolization
A procedure in which the blood supply to the tumor is blocked surgically or mechanically and anticancer drugs are administered directly into the tumor. This permits a higher concentration More…
chemoimmunotherapy
Chemotherapy combined with immunotherapy. Chemotherapy uses different drugs to kill or slow the growth of cancer cells; immunotherapy uses treatments to stimulate or restore the ability of More…
chemoprevention
(KEE-mo-pre-VEN-shun) The use of drugs, vitamins, or other agents to try to reduce the risk of, or delay the development or recurrence of, cancer
chemoprevention studies
In cancer prevention clinical trials, studies test whether taking certain medicines, vitamins, minerals, or food supplements can prevent cancer. Also called agent studies
chemoprotective
A quality of some drugs used in cancer treatment. Chemoprotective agents protect healthy tissue from the toxic effects of anticancer drugs
chemoradiation
Treatment that combines chemotherapy with radiation therapy. Also called chemoradiotherapy
chemoradiotherapy
Treatment that combines chemotherapy with radiation therapy. Also called chemoradiation
chemoreceptor
Sensory receptor that responds to chemical stimuli.
chemoreceptor trigger zone
One of the two medullary centers that are actually responsible for the act of vomiting.
chemosensitivity assay
A laboratory test that measures the number of tumor cells that are killed by a cancer drug. The test is done after the tumor cells are removed from the body. A chemosensitivity assay may More…
chemosensitivity testing
See also: chemosensitivity assay
chemosensitizer
A drug that makes tumor cells more sensitive to the effects of chemotherapy
chemosurgery
Use of chemicals to destroy diseased or malignant tissue; used in treatment of skin cancer.
chemotherapeutic agent
A drug used to treat cancer
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