Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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Hodgkin's disease
A malignant disease of the lymphatic system that is characterized by painless enlargement of lymph nodes, the spleen, or other lymphatic tissue. Other symptoms may include fever, weight More…
Hodgkin's lymphoma
A malignant disease of the lymphatic system that is characterized by painless enlargement of lymph nodes, the spleen, or other lymphatic tissue. Other symptoms may include fever, weight More…
holistic
Considering the whole system rather than just concentrating on individual components. From a medical standpoint - dealing with the patient as a whole human being-physical, mental, More…
holmium Ho 166 DOTMP
A drug containing a radioactive isotope that is used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer
holy thistle
Cnicus benedictus . A plant whose leaves, stems, and flowers have been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. Holy thistle may have anti-inflammatory and anticancer More…
homeopathic medicine
An alternative approach to medicine based on the belief that natural substances, prepared in a special way and used most often in very small amounts, restore health. According to these More…
homoharringtonine
An anticancer drug that belongs to the plant alkaloid family of drugs
hormonal therapy
Treatment that adds, blocks or removes hormones. For certain conditions (such as diabetes or menopause), hormones are given to adjust low hormone levels. To slow or stop the growth of More…
hormone
A chemical made by glands in the body. Hormones circulate in the bloodstream and control the actions of certain cells or organs. Some hormones can also be made in a laboratory
hormone receptor
A protein on the surface of a cell that binds to a specific hormone. The hormone causes many changes to take place in the cell
hormone receptor test
A test to measure the amount of certain proteins, called hormone receptors, in cancer tissue. Hormones can attach to these proteins. A high level of hormone receptors may mean that hormones More…
hormone replacement therapy
HRT. Hormones (estrogen, progesterone, or both) given to women after menopause to replace the hormones no longer produced by the ovaries. Also called menopausal hormone therapy
hormone responsive
In oncology, describes cancer that responds to hormone treatment
hormone therapy
Treatment that adds, blocks or removes hormones. For certain conditions (such as diabetes or menopause), hormones are given to adjust low hormone levels. To slow or stop the growth of More…
hormone treatment
Treatment that adds, blocks or removes hormones. For certain conditions (such as diabetes or menopause), hormones are given to adjust low hormone levels. To slow or stop the growth of More…
Horner's syndrome
A condition in which one side of the face is flushed, does not produce sweat, and has a constricted pupil and drooping eyelid. It can be caused by an injury to, or paralysis of, nerves in More…
hospice
(HOS-pis) A program that provides special care for people who are near the end of life and for their families, either at home, in freestanding facilities, or within hospitals
host cell
A cell that is infected by a virus or another type of microorganism
hot flash
A sudden, temporary onset of body warmth, flushing, and sweating (often associated with menopause)
hot nodule
When radioactive material is used to examine the thyroid with a scanner, nodules that collect more radioactive material than the surrounding thyroid tissue are considered hot. Hot nodules More…
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