Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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duct
(dukt) In medicine, a tube or vessel of the body through which fluids pass
ductal carcinoma
The most common type of breast cancer. It begins in the cells that line the milk ducts in the breast
ductal carcinoma in situ
(DUK-tal KAR-si-NO-ma in SYE-too) DCIS. A noninvasive, precancerous condition in which abnormal cells are found in the lining of a breast duct. The abnormal cells have not spread outside More…
ductal lavage
(DUK-tal luh-VAHZ) A method used to collect cells from milk ducts in the breast. A hair-size catheter (tube) is inserted into the nipple, and a small amount of salt water is released into More…
Dukes' classification
A staging system used to describe the extent of colorectal cancer. Stages range from A (early stage) to D (advanced stage)
dumping syndrome
A group of symptoms that occur when food or liquid enters the small intestine too rapidly. These symptoms include cramps, nausea, diarrhea, and dizziness. Dumping syndrome sometimes occurs More…
duodenal cancer
Cancer that starts in the first section of the small intestine. It is relatively rare compared to gastric cancer and colorectal cancer. Its histology is usually adenocarcinoma.
duodenal MALT lymphoma ( of duodenum )
Primary duodenal MALT lymphoma (MALToma) is a very rare neoplasm arising from the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue of the duodenum.
duodenitis
Inflammation of the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine that connects to the stomach)
duodenum
(doo-ah-DEE-num) The first part of the small intestine that connects to the stomach
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