Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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mucicarmine stain
Type of stain used to detect mucin-secreting tissues or tumors and to identify certain fungi
mucin
Nitrogenous substance found in mucous secretions
mucin/peptide
A protein/sugar compound made by some cancer cells
mucinous
(MYOO-sin-us) Containing or resembling mucin, the main compound in mucus
mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix
Very rare presentation of cancer in which mucoceles (an accumulation of mucus with cyst formation) is present.
mucinous carcinoma
(MYOO-sin-us kar-sin-O-ma) A type of cancer that begins in cells that line certain internal organs and produce mucin (the main component of mucus)
mucinous carcinoma of the breast
This BC has cells that produce mucus and grow into a jelly-like tumor. Represents about 5 percent of breast cancers. aka: colloid carcinoma
mucopolysaccharides
Gel-like substance found in body cells, mucous secretions, and synovial fluids
mucosa
The moist tissue that lines some organs and body cavities (such as the nose, mouth, lungs) and makes mucus (a thick, slippery fluid). Also called mucous membrane
mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma
MALT lymphoma. A type of cancer that arises in cells in mucosal tissue that are involved in antibody production
mucositis
A complication of some cancer therapies in which the lining of the digestive system becomes inflamed. Often seen as sores in the mouth
mucous membrane
(MYOO-kus) The moist tissue that lines some organs and body cavities (such as the nose, mouth, lungs) and makes mucus (a thick, slippery fluid). Also called mucosa
mucus
A thick, slippery fluid produced by the membranes that line certain organs of the body, including the nose, mouth, throat, and vagina
MUD
matched unrelated donor
muJ591 monoclonal antibody
A type of monoclonal antibody used in cancer detection or therapy. Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-produced substances that can locate and bind to cancer cells
multicenter study
A clinical trial that is carried out at more than one medical institution
multicentric breast cancer
(mul-tee-SEN-trik) Breast cancer in which there is more than one tumor, all of which have formed separately from one another. The tumors are likely to be in different quadrants (sections) More…
multidisciplinary
In medicine, a term used to describe a treatment planning approach or team that includes a number of doctors and other health care professionals who are experts in different specialties More…
multidisciplinary opinion
A treatment planning approach in which a number of doctors who are experts in different specialties (disciplines) review and discuss the medical condition and treatment options of a More…
multidrug resistance
Adaptation of tumor cells to anticancer drugs in ways that make the drugs less effective
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