Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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nocturia
Excessive urination at night
nodal
Pertaining to a node. In cancer, ususally a lymph node.
node-negative
Cancer that has not spread to the lymph nodes
node-positive
Cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes
nodular melanoma
There is presumably no horizontal growth phase. The depth of the lesion appears to correlate with the prognosis of the patient, and nodular melanoma is less often amenable to definitive More…
nodular parenchyma
A small mass of tissue within a gland or organ that carries out the specialized functions of the gland or organ
nodule
(NOD-yool) A growth or lump that may be cancerous or noncancerous
nolatrexed
A substance that is being studied as a treatment for cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called thymidylate synthase inhibitors. Also called AG337
non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
A group of cancers of the lymphoid system, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia, B-cell lymphoma, Burkitt's lymphoma, diffuse cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, immunoblastic large More…
non-small cell lung cancer
A group of lung cancers that includes squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and large cell carcinoma
nonblinded
Describes a clinical trial or other experiment in which the researchers know what treatments are being given to each study subject or experimental group. If human subjects are involved, More…
nonconsecutive case series
A clinical study that includes some, but not all, of the eligible patients identified by the researchers during the study registration period. This type of study does not usually have a More…
noncontiguous lymphoma
Lymphoma in which the lymph nodes containing cancer are not next to each other, but are on the same side of the diaphragm (the thin muscle below the lungs that helps breathing and separates More…
nonhematologic cancer
Cancer that does not begin in the blood or bone marrow
noni
Morinda citrifolia . A tropical shrub. An extract from the fruit is being studied as a treatment for cancer, and extracts from the fruit, leaves, or roots have been used in some cultures to More…
nonlytic
In biology, refers to viruses that do not kill infected cells by disrupting their plasma membranes
nonmalignant
Not cancerous
nonmalignant hematologic disorder
A disorder of the blood. Some nonmalignant hematologic disorders may lead to leukemia
nonmelanoma skin cancer
Skin cancer that arises in basal cells or squamous cells but not in melanocytes (pigment-producing cells of the skin)
nonmelanomatous
Having to do with skin cancer that develops in basal cells or squamous cells but not in melanocytes (pigment-producing cells of the skin)
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