Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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hemangioendothelioma
head and neck cancer
Cancer that arises in the head or neck region (in the nasal cavity, sinuses, lip, mouth, salivary glands, throat, or larynx [voice box])
Hedyotis diffusa
An herb used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat certain medical problems. It has been used to boost the immune system and may have anticancer effects
helical computed tomography
A detailed picture of areas inside the body. The pictures are created by a computer linked to an x-ray machine that scans the body in a spiral path. Also called spiral CT scan
Helicobacter pylori
(HEEL-ih-ko-BAK-ter pye-LOR-ee) H. pylori. Bacteria that cause inflammation and ulcers in the stomach
helper T cell
A type of white blood cell that helps stimulate immune system reactions. Helper T cells help activate cytotoxic T cells and macrophages by secreting cytokines. They also stimulate B cells More…
hemagglutinin-neuraminidase
A protein found in the outer coat of paramyxoviruses. This protein helps virus particles bind to cells, making infection easier
hemangioendothelioma
Vascular tumor, characterized by growth of endothelial cells in and near the vascular lumen. It is intermediate in grade and is classified as either benign or malignant; between hemangioma More…
hemangioma
Benign angioma consisting of a mass of blood vessels
hemangiopericytoma
Type of sarcoma which arises from the pericytes, cells that are located around vessels.
hemangiosarcoma
A type of cancer that begins in the cells that line blood vessels
hematogenous
Originating in the blood or spread through the bloodstream
hematologic malignancy
A cancer of the blood or bone marrow, such as leukemia or lymphoma. Also called hematologic cancer
hematologist
(hee-ma-TOL-o-jist) A doctor who specializes in treating blood disorders
hematology
study of blood and the blood forming tissues
hematopoiesis
The forming of new blood cells
hematopoietic growth factor
A group of proteins that causes blood cells to grow and mature
hematopoietic tissue
Tissue in which new blood cells are formed
hematoporphyrin derivative
A drug used in photodynamic therapy that is absorbed by tumor cells. When exposed to light, it becomes active and kills the cancer cells
hematuria
Presence of blood in the urine
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