Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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DI
doxorubicin and ifosfamide
di-dgA-RFB4 monoclonal antibody
An anticancer drug that is a combination of a monoclonal antibody (RFB4) and an immunotoxin (dgA)
diabetes
(dye-a-BEE-teez) A disease in which the body does not properly control the amount of sugar in the blood. As a result, the level of sugar in the blood is too high. This disease occurs when More…
diabetes mellitus
(dye-a-BEE-teez MEL-ih-tus) A group of disorders in which there is a defect in the transfer of glucose (sugar) from the bloodstream into cells, leading to abnormally high levels of blood More…
diagnosis
The process of identifying a disease by the signs and symptoms
diagnostic
Test or kit used to diagnose a disease or medical condition
diagnostic mammogram
X-ray of the breasts used to check for breast cancer after a lump or other sign or symptom of breast cancer has been found
diagnostic procedure
A method used to identify a disease
diagnostic trial
A research study that evaluates methods of detecting disease
dialysis
(dye-AL-ih-sis) The process of cleansing the blood when the kidneys are not able to filter the blood
diameter
The length of a straight line that extends from one edge of a tumor or other object, through its center and to the opposite edge. It is usually used to measure the size of round or More…
diaphragm
(DYE-a-fram) The thin muscle below the lungs and heart that separates the chest from the abdomen
diarrhea
Frequent and watery bowel movements
diathermy
(DYE-a-ther-mee) The use of heat to destroy abnormal cells. Also called cauterization or electrodiathermy
diaziquone
AZQ. An anticancer drug that is able to cross the blood-brain barrier and kill cancer cells in the central nervous system
didanosine
A drug used in the treatment of infections caused by viruses
DIEP flap
A type of breast reconstruction in which blood vessels called deep inferior epigastric perforators (DIEP), and the skin and fat connected to them are removed from the lower abdomen and used More…
diet
The things a person eats and drinks
diethylstilbestrol
(dye-ETH-ul-stil-BES-trol) DES. A synthetic form of the hormone estrogen that was prescribed to pregnant women between about 1940 and 1971 because it was thought to prevent miscarriages. More…
dietician
Specialist in the study of nutrition
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