Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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in situ cancer
Early cancer that has not spread to neighboring tissue
in vitro
In the laboratory (outside the body). The opposite of in vivo (in the body)
in vivo
In the body. The opposite of in vitro (outside the body or in the laboratory)
incidence
The number of new cases of a disease diagnosed each year
incidental
Not of prime or central importance
incision
(in-SIH-zhun) A cut made in the body to perform surgery
incisional biopsy
(in-SIH-zhun-al BY-op-see) A surgical procedure in which a portion of a lump or suspicious area is removed for diagnosis. The tissue is then examined under a microscope
incomplete Freund's adjuvant
A drug used in vaccine therapy to stimulate the immune system
incontinence
(in-KAHN-tih-nens) Inability to control the flow of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence) or the escape of stool from the rectum (fecal incontinence)
incubated
Grown in the laboratory under controlled conditions. (For instance, white blood cells can be grown in special conditions so that they attack specific cancer cells when returned to the More…
Indian elm
Ulmus fulva or Ulmus rubra . The inner bark of this plant has been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. It may have antioxidant effects. Also called slippery elm, gray More…
Indian rhubarb
Rheum palmatum or Rheum officinale . The root of this plant has been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. It may have anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects. Also More…
indication
In medicine, a sign, symptom, or medical condition that leads to the recommendation of a treatment, test, or procedure
indinavir
A drug that interferes with the ability of a virus to make copies of itself
indirect laryngoscopy
A small, long-handled mirror is inserted in the back of the patient's throat to check for abnormal areas and to see if the vocal cords move as they should.
indium In 111 ibritumomab tiuxetan
A radiolabeled antibody that is being studied in cancer treatment
indium In 111 pentetreotide
An anticancer drug belonging to a family of drugs called radiopharmaceuticals
indole-3-carbinol
A substance that is being studied as a cancer prevention drug. It is found in cruciferous vegetables
indolent
(IN-doe-lint) A type of cancer that grows slowly
indolent lymphoma
A type of lymphoma that tends to grow and spread slowly, and has few symptoms. Also called low-grade lymphoma
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