Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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PE
estramustine and paclitaxel
peau d'orange
A dimpled condition of the skin of the breast, resembling the skin of an orange, sometimes found in inflammatory breast cancer
PEB
bleomycin, cisplatin, and etoposide
pecoma
Terminology used to reference perivascular epithelioid cell tumors. They are tumors with a melanoma-like appearance, that are not melanomas.
pediatric
(pee-dee-AT-rik) Having to do with children
pediatric hematologist
A doctor who specializes in treating blood disorders in children
pediatric nurse specialist
A registered nurse with an advanced degree in nursing who specializes in the care of children
pediatric surgeon
A surgeon who specializes in the treatment of children. A surgeon removes or repairs a part of the body by operating on the patient
pedigree
A record of one's ancestors, offspring, siblings, and their offspring that may be used to determine the pattern of certain genes or disease inheritance within a family
pedunculated
Attached by a stem-like base
PEG
percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
PEG-interferon alfa-2a
A substance that is used to treat hepatitis C infections, and is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called biological response modifiers
PEG-interferon alfa-2b
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called biological response modifiers. PEG-interferon alfa-2b is a cytokine. Also called SCH 54031
PEG-MGDF
A synthetic form of a protein that is normally made in the body to regulate the production of platelets
pegaspargase
A modified form of asparaginase, an anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs derived from enzymes
pegfilgrastim
A substance that is being studied for its ability to increase numbers of white blood cells in people who are receiving chemotherapy. It belongs to the family of drugs called More…
PEH
pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendotheliomas
PEITC
Phenethyl isothiocyanate. A naturally occurring compound found in some cruciferous vegetables. It is being studied as an agent to prevent cancer
peldesine
A substance that is being studied for the treatment of cancer
pelvic
Having to do with the pelvis (the lower part of the abdomen located between the hip bones)
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