Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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MAB
monoclonal antibody
MAC-III
cyclophosphamide, dactinomycin, leucovorin, and methotrexate
MACC
cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, lomustine, and methotrexate
MACOP-B
bleomycin, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, leucovorin, methotrexate, prednisone, and vincristine
macrobiotic diet
Diet consisting chiefly of beans and whole grains
macroglobulinemia
(MAK-ro-GLOB-u-li-NE-me-uh) A condition in which the blood contains high levels of large proteins and is too thick to flow through small blood vessels. One type is Waldenstrom's More…
macrophage
A type of white blood cell that surrounds and kills microorganisms, removes dead cells, and stimulates the action of other immune system cells
mafosfamide
A form of cyclophosphamide that can be administered as an intrathecal infusion. Mafosfamide is being studied as an anticancer drug. It belongs to the family of drugs called alkylating agent More…
MAGE-3
A gene found in some types of tumors
magnetic resonance imaging
(mag-NET-ik REZ-o-nans IM-a-jing) MRI. A procedure in which radio waves and a powerful magnet linked to a computer are used to create detailed pictures of areas inside the body. These More…
magnetic resonance perfusion imaging
A special type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that uses an injected dye in order to see blood flow through tissues
magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging
MRSI. A noninvasive imaging method that provides information about cellular activity (metabolic information). It is used along with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) which provides More…
magnetic-targeted carrier
A tiny bead made from particles of iron and carbon that can be attached to an anticancer drug. A magnet applied from outside the body then can direct the drug to the tumor site. This can More…
MAID
dacarbazine, doxorubicin, ifosfamide, and mesna
maintenance therapy
Treatment that is given to help a primary (original) treatment keep working. Maintenance therapy is often given to help keep cancer in remission
malabsorption syndrome
A group of symptoms such as gas, bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea resulting from the body's inability to properly absorb nutrients
malignancy
A cancerous tumor that can invade and destroy nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body
malignant
(ma-LIG-nant) Cancerous. Malignant tumors can invade and destroy nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body
malignant ascites
A condition in which fluid containing cancer cells collects in the abdomen
malignant fibrous cytoma
A soft tissue sarcoma that usually occurs in the limbs, most commonly the legs, and may also occur in the abdomen. Also called malignant fibrous histiocytoma
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