Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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keloid
(KEY-loyd) A thick, irregular scar caused by excessive tissue growth at the site of an incision or wound
kelp
Laminaria digitata . A type of seaweed. The stem-like parts of this plant have been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. It may have immunostimulatory and anticancer More…
keratan sulfate
A glycosaminoglycan (a type of polysaccharide) found in cartilage and in the cornea of the eye
keratin
A fibrous scleroprotein that occurs in the outer layer of the skin and in horny tissues such as hair feathers nails and hooves
keratinocyte growth factor
A substance that stimulates the growth of epithelial cells that line the surface of the mouth and intestinal tract
keratoacanthoma
(KER-a-toe-AK-an-THOW-ma) A benign (noncancerous), rapidly growing skin tumor that usually occurs on sun-exposed areas of the skin and that can go away without treatment
ketoconazole
A drug that treats infection caused by a fungus. It is also used as a treatment for prostate cancer because it can block the production of male sex hormones
ketorolac
A drug that belongs to a family of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents. It is being studied in cancer prevention
keyhole limpet hemocyanin
KLH. One of a group of drugs called immune modulators, given as a vaccine to help the body respond to cancer
RCA Rare Cancer Dictionary
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