Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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culdocentesis
A sample of fluid is aspirated through a needle from the vaginal wall and the tissues surrounding the ovaries to be analyzed for the presence of cancer cells.
culdoscope
Specialized endoscope for visually examining a woman's pelvic organs.
culdoscopy
Endoscopic examination of a woman's pelvic organs by the insertion of a culdoscope through the vagina.
cultured cell
An animal or human cell that is grown in the laboratory
cultured cell line
Cells of a single type that have been grown in the laboratory for several generations (cell divisions)
cumulative dose
In medicine, the total amount of a drug or radiation given to a patient over time; for example, the total dose of radiation given in a series of radiation treatments
CUP
carcinoma of unknown primary
curative
A medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain. Tending to cure or restore to health.
curcumin
A yellow pigment of the spice turmeric that is being studied in cancer prevention
cure
To heal or restore health; a treatment to restore health
curettage
(kyoo-reh-TAHZH) Removal of tissue with a curette, a spoon-shaped instrument with a sharp edge
curette
(kyoo-RET) A spoon-shaped instrument with a sharp edge
cutaneous
(kyoo-TAY-nee-us) Having to do with the skin
cutaneous breast cancer
Cancer that has spread from the breast to the skin
cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
A disease in which certain cells of the lymph system (called T lymphocytes) become cancerous (malignant) and affect the skin
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