Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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CR
complete remission (44response)
cranial
Of the head.
craniopharyngioma
(KRAY-nee-o-fah-rin-jee-O-ma) A benign brain tumor that may be considered malignant because it can damage the hypothalamus, the area of the brain that controls body temperature, hunger, and More…
craniotomy
(kray-nee-AH-toe-mee) An operation in which an opening is made in the skull
CRC
colorectal carcinoma
creatinine
(cree-AT-ih-nin) A compound that is excreted from the body in urine. Creatinine levels are measured to monitor kidney function
creatinine clearance
Estimated measurement of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of the kidneys
CRF
case report forms ◊ chronic renal failure
cribriform
Pierced with small holes as in a sieve. Refers to the appearance of a tumor when viewed under a microscope. The tumor appears to have open spaces or small holes inside
crisnatol mesylate
An anticancer drug that interferes with the DNA in cancer cells
Crohn's disease
(krone) Chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly the small intestine and colon. Crohn's disease increases the risk for colorectal and small intestine cancer More…
crossover chemotherapy
Utilizing a second set of chemotherapy drugs, which use a different cancer-inhibiting mechanism, in the treatment of malignancies.
cruciferous vegetable
A member of the family of vegetables that includes kale, collard greens, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and turnips. These vegetables contain substances that may protect More…
cryosurgery
(KRYE-o-SIR-jer-ee) Treatment performed with an instrument that freezes and destroys abnormal tissues
cryotherapy
Any method that uses cold temperature to treat disease
cryptorchidism
(kript-OR-kid-izm) A condition in which one or both testicles fail to move from the abdomen, where they develop before birth, into the scrotum. Cryptorchidism may increase the risk for More…
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