Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
P- P5 PA PB PC PD PE PF PG PH PI PK PL PM PN PO PP PR PS PT PU PV PX PY
selected terms: 79 page 1 of 4
PA-CI
cisplatin and doxorubicin
PAC
cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and platinol
PAC-1
cisplatin, cyclophosphamide, and doxorubicin
pack year
A way to measure the amount a person has smoked over a long period of time. It is calculated by multiplying the number of packs of cigarettes smoked per day by the number of years the More…
paclitaxel
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called mitotic inhibitors
Paget's disease of bone
A chronic condition in which both the breakdown and regrowth of bone are increased. Paget's disease of bone occurs most frequently in the pelvic and leg bones, skull, and lower spine. More…
Paget's disease of the nipple
A form of breast cancer in which the tumor grows from ducts beneath the nipple onto the surface of the nipple. Symptoms commonly include itching and burning and an eczema-like condition More…
pain threshold
The point at which a person becomes aware of pain
PALA
An anticancer drug that is being studied to increase the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug fluorouracil
palate
(PAL-et) The roof of the mouth. The front portion is bony (hard palate), and the back portion is muscular (soft palate)
palliation
Easing the severity of a pain or a disease without removing the cause
palliative
To relieve the symptoms of without fixing or repairing the underlying condition
palliative care
(PAL-ee-yuh-tiv) Care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease. The goal of palliative care is to prevent or treat as early as More…
palliative therapy
(PAL-ee-yuh-tiv) Treatment given to relieve the symptoms and reduce the suffering caused by cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Palliative cancer therapies are given together with More…
palmar-plantar erythodysthesia
A condition marked by pain, swelling, numbness, tingling, or redness of the hands or feet. It sometimes occurs as a side effect of certain anticancer drugs. Also known as hand-foot syndrome More…
palpable disease
A term used to describe cancer that can be felt by touch, usually present in lymph nodes, skin, or other organs of the body such as the liver or colon
palpation
Examination by pressing on the surface of the body to feel the organs or tissues underneath
pamidronate
A drug that belongs to the family of drugs called bisphosphonates. Pamidronate is used as treatment for abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood
panacea
A cure-all
Pancoast's tumor
Non-small cell lung cancer that originates in the upper portion of the lung and extends to other nearby tissues such as the ribs and vertebrae. Also called a pulmonary sulcus tumor
RCA Rare Cancer Dictionary
to main page AboutFeedback / Suggest A WordLogin top of page
© 2008 Admin XHTML | CSS Powered by Glossword 1.8.11