Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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GA
general anesthetic
gabapentin
A substance that is being studied as a treatment for relieving hot flashes in women with breast cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called anticonvulsants
Gail model
A computer program that uses personal and family history to estimate a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer
gallbladder
(GAWL-blad-er) The pear-shaped organ found below the liver. Bile is concentrated and stored in the gallbladder
gallium nitrate
A drug that lowers blood calcium. Used as treatment for hypercalcemia (too much calcium in the blood) and for cancer that has spread to the bone (bone metastases)
gallium scan
A procedure to detect areas of the body where cells are dividing rapidly. It is used to locate cancer cells or areas of inflammation. A very small amount of radioactive gallium is injected More…
gallstone
Solid material that forms in the gallbladder or common bile duct. Gallstones are made of cholesterol or other substances found in the gallbladder. They may occur as one large stone or as More…
gamma irradiation
A type of radiation therapy that uses gamma radiation. Gamma radiation is a type of high-energy radiation that is different from x-rays
gamma knife
Radiation therapy in which high-energy rays are aimed at a tumor from many angles in a single treatment session
gamma ray
A type of high-energy radiation that is different from an x-ray
ganciclovir
An antiviral agent used to prevent or treat cytomegalovirus infections that may occur when the body's immune system is suppressed. In gene therapy, ganciclovir is used with an altered More…
ganglioglioma
Central nervous system tumor that contains both astrocytic and neuronal components.
ganglioside
A complex molecule that contains both lipids (fats) and carbohydrates (sugars) and is found in the plasma (outer) membrane of many kinds of cells. Several different types of gangliosides More…
gastrectomy
(gas-TREK-tuh-mee) An operation to remove all or part of the stomach
gastric
(GAS-trik) Having to do with the stomach
gastric atrophy
(GAS-trik AT-ro-fee) A condition in which the stomach muscles shrink and become weak. The digestive (peptic) glands may also shrink, resulting in a lack of digestive juices
gastrinoma
(gas-tri-NO-ma) A tumor that causes overproduction of gastric acid. It usually occurs in the islet cells of the pancreas but may also occur in the esophagus, stomach, spleen, or lymph nodes More…
gastritis
Inflammation of the lining of the stomach
gastroenterologist
(GAS-tro-en-ter-AHL-o-jist) A doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the digestive system
gastroesophageal junction
The place where the esophagus is connected to the stomach
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