Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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hydroxyurea
hu14.18-interleukin-2 fusion protein
An anticancer drug in which hu14.18, a monoclonal antibody, is combined with interleukin-2. The monoclonal antibody binds to the cancer cells and delivers IL-2, which stimulates the immune More…
Huang Lian
A Chinese herb that has been used as a treatment for a variety of medical problems. It is being studied as an anticancer drug
human epidermal growth factor receptor 2
HER2/neu. The HER2/neu protein is involved in growth of some cancer cells. Also called c-erbB-2
human immunodeficiency virus
HIV. The cause of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
human papilloma virus
any of a group of papovaviruses associated with genital or oral carcinomas or a group associated with benign genital tumors
human papillomavirus
(pap-ih-LO-ma-VYE-rus) HPV. A virus that causes abnormal tissue growth (warts) and is often associated with some types of cancer
human T-cell leukemia virus type 1
A retrovirus that infects T-cells (a type of white blood cell) and can cause leukemia and lymphoma. HTLV-1 is spread by sharing syringes or needles used to inject drugs, through sexual More…
humerus
Bone of the upper arm that runs from the shoulder to the elbow.
humidifier
(hyoo-MID-ih-fye-er) A machine that puts moisture in the air
Hurthle Cell Carcinoma
Hurthle cell carcinoma is a cancer of the thyroid gland. It is a relatively rare type of differentiated thyroid cancer.
HUT
hyperplasia of usual type
RCA Rare Cancer Dictionary
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