Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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OS
overall survival ◊ osteogenic sarcoma OR osteosarcoma
osseous
Composed of or containing bone
osteitis deformans
A chronic condition in which both the breakdown and regrowth of bone are increased. Osteitis deformans occurs most frequently in the pelvic and leg bones, skull, and lower spine. It is most More…
osteogenic sarcoma
A cancer of the bone that usually affects the large bones of the arm or leg. It occurs most commonly in young people and affects more males than females. Also called osteosarcoma
osteolytic
Causing the breakdown of bone
osteopathic
Relating to osteopathy
osteopathy
A system of therapy that emphasizes normal body mechanics and manipulation to correct faulty body structures. It is considered a complementary medicine.
osteoporosis
(OSS-tee-oh-pa-ROW-sis) A condition that is characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density, causing bones to become fragile
osteoradionecrosis
Death of bone tissue that can occur as a side effect of radiation.
osteosarcoma
(AHS-tee-o-sar-KO-ma) A cancer of the bone that usually affects the large bones of the arm or leg. It occurs most commonly in young people and affects more males than females. Also called More…
ostomy
(AHS-toe-mee) An operation to create an opening (a stoma) from an area inside the body to the outside. Colostomy and urostomy are types of ostomies
ostreotide
A peptide commonly used to treat carcinoid tumors
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