Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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co-culture
A mixture of two or more different kinds of cells that are grown together
co-trimoxazole
A drug used in the treatment of infections caused by bacteria and protozoa. It is a combination of two anti-infection drugs, sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim
coactivated T cell
A T cell that has been coated with monoclonal antibodies to enhance its ability to kill tumor cells
COAP
cyclophosphamide, cytarabine, prednisone, and vincristine
COB
bleomycin, cisplatin, and vincristine
cobalt 60
A radioactive form of the metal cobalt, which is used as a source of radiation to treat cancer
cobalt treatment
Gamma rays emitted by Cobalt are directed at tumors deep within the body to destroy malignant cells.
Cockayne syndrome
A genetic condition characterized by short stature, premature aging, sensitivity to light, and possibly deafness and mental retardation
CODE
cisplatin, doxorubicin, etoposide, and vincristine
CODOX-M
cyclophosphamide, cytarabine, doxorubicin, leucovorin, methotrexate, and vincristine
coenzyme Q10
A substance found in most tissues in the body, and in many foods. It can also be made in the laboratory. It is used by the body to produce energy for cells, and as an antioxidant. It is More…
cognitive
Mental awareness and judgement.
cohort study
A research study that compares a particular outcome (such as lung cancer) in groups of individuals who are alike in many ways but differ by a certain characteristic (for example, female More…
coin lesion
Shadow seen on a chest xray that may be indicative of a tumor or lesion.
COL-3
A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. COL-3 may block tumor growth by preventing the growth of new blood vessels into tumors. It belongs to the families of drugs More…
cold nodule
When radioactive material is used to examine the thyroid with a scanner, nodules that collect less radioactive material than the surrounding thyroid tissue are considered cold. A nodule More…
cold spots
Thyroid diagnostic imaging may show these areas in the thyroid that do not absorb iodine normally.
colectomy
(ko-LEK-tuh-mee) An operation to remove all or part of the colon. When only part of the colon is removed, it is called a partial colectomy. In an open colectomy, one long incision is made More…
colitis
Inflammation of the colon
collagen
A fibrous protein found in cartilage and other connective tissue
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