Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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FOBT
Fecal occult blood test. A test to check for blood in stool. (Fecal refers to stool; occult means hidden.);
focal
Localized centrally, ie. focal point
foci
A small group of cells occurring in an organ and distinguishable, either in appearance or histochemically, from the surrounding tissue.
folate
A B-complex vitamin that is being studied as a cancer prevention agent. Also called folic acid
folate antagonist
A substance that blocks the activity of folic acid. Folate antagonists are used to treat cancer. Also called antifolate
FOLFIRI
5-fluorouracil, Camptosar®, leucovorin
FOLFOX
An abbreviation for a type of combination chemotherapy that is used to treat colorectal cancer. It includes fluorouracil, leucovorin, and oxaliplatin
FOLFOX4
fluorouracil, leucovorin, and oxaliplatin
folic acid
A B-complex vitamin that is being studied as a cancer prevention agent. Also called folate
follicle
(FOL-i-kul) A sac or pouch-like cavity
follicular large cell lymphoma
(foll-IK-yew-lar large cell lim-FO-ma) A rare type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system) with large cells that look cleaved (split) or non-cleaved under the More…
follicular mixed cell lymphoma
An indolent (slow-growing) type of B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system) in which there are both small and large cancer cells
follicular thyroid cancer
(fo-LIK-yu-ler) Cancer that develops from cells in the follicular areas of the thyroid. One of the slow-growing, highly treatable types of thyroid cancer
follow-up
Monitoring a person's health over time after treatment. This includes keeping track of the health of people who participate in a clinical study or clinical trial for a period of time, More…
FOMI-CAP
cisplatin, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, fluorouracil, mutomycin, and vincristine
formaldehyde
(for-MAL-duh-hide) A chemical used in manufacturing and chemical industries, and as a preservative by anatomists, embalmers, and pathologists. Being exposed to formaldehyde may increase the More…
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