Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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CL
chronic leukemia
cladribine
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called antimetabolites
clarithromycin
An antibiotic drug used in the treatment of infections. It belongs to the family of drugs called macrolides
Clark's classification
Melanoma classification system based on the depth of skin invasion.
clavicle
Collar bone
CLB
chlorambucil
CLD-BOMP
vleomycin, cisplatin, mitomycin, and vincristine
clean margin
This is a clean (non-cancerous) area of tissue surrounding the entire tumor.
clean margins
see: clear margins
clear cell
When describing cancer cell types, this denotes cells that appear clear on the inside.
clear cell adenocarcinoma
A rare type of tumor, usually of the female genital tract, in which the inside of the cells look clear when viewed under a microscope. Also called clear cell carcinoma and mesonephroma
clear cell carcinoma
(kar-sin-O-ma) A rare type of tumor, usually of the female genital tract, in which the inside of the cells look clear when viewed under a microscope. Also called clear cell adenocarcinoma More…
clear cell chondrosarcoma
Malignant cartilage adult tumor that may be a subtype of chondroblastoma, commonly low grade.
clear cell sarcoma
(CCS) Rare malignant soft tissue sarcoma tumor. aka: malignant melanoma of soft parts, soft tissue melanoma, melanoma of tendons & aponeuroses See also: Clear Cell Sarcoma of the More…
clear cell sarcoma of the kidney
A rare type of kidney cancer. Clear cell sarcoma can spread from the kidney to other organs, most commonly the bone, but also including the lungs, brain, and soft tissues of the body
clear margins
"After a surgical removal of a tumor, this refers to a non-cancerous tissue that surrounds the cancerous tissue removed. This can clearly be seen under a microscope."
cleaved
Having to do with the appearance of cells when viewed under a microscope. The nucleus of cleaved cells appears divided or segmented
clinical
Having to do with the examination and treatment of patients
clinical breast exam
An exam of the breast performed by a health care provider to check for lumps or other changes
clinical nurse specialist
Masters prepared, advanced practice nurse whose care focuses on a specific patient population
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