Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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HiDAC
cytarabine - high dose
high grade
These cancers tend to grow more aggressively, are more malignant, and have the least amount of resemblence to normal cells.
high-dose chemotherapy
An intensive drug treatment to kill cancer cells, but that also destroys the bone marrow and can cause other severe side effects. High-dose chemotherapy is usually followed by bone marrow More…
high-dose-rate remote brachytherapy
A type of internal radiation treatment in which the radioactive source is removed between treatments. Also called high-dose-rate remote radiation therapy or remote brachytherapy
high-dose-rate remote radiation therapy
A type of internal radiation treatment in which the radioactive source is removed between treatments. Also called high-dose-rate remote brachytherapy or remote brachytherapy
high-energy photon therapy
A type of radiation therapy that uses high-energy photons (units of light energy). High-energy photons penetrate deeply into tissues to reach tumors while giving less radiation to More…
high-grade lymphoma
A type of lymphoma that grows and spreads quickly, and has severe symptoms. It is seen frequently in patients who are HIV-positive (AIDS-related lymphoma). Also called aggressive or More…
high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion
HSIL. A precancerous condition in which the cells of the uterine cervix are moderately or severely abnormal
high-risk cancer
Cancer that is likely to recur (come back), or spread
highly active antiretroviral therapy
HAART. Treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection that uses a combination of several antiretroviral drugs. The drugs inhibit the ability of the virus to multiply in the More…
hilar
Refers to the area where nerves and blood vessels attach to an organ
hilus
Depression or fissure where vessels or nerves or ducts enter a bodily organ
histamine dihydrochloride
A drug being studied for its ability to enhance the effectiveness of IL-2 in treating acute myeloid leukemia
histiocyte
A monocyte that has become a resident in tissue
histiocytic
Pertaining to, or containing, histiocytes
histologic
Pertaining to histology
histologic examination
The examination of tissue specimens under a microscope
histologically
Involving the use of histology or histological techniques.
histology
The study of tissues and cells under a microscope
histone
A type of protein found in chromosomes. Histones bind to DNA, help give chromosomes their shape, and help control the activity of genes
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