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
S- SA SC SD SE SF SG SH SI SK SL SM SN SO SP SQ SR SS ST SU SV SW SY
selected terms: 52 page 1 of 3
sebum
(SEE-bum) An oily substance produced by certain glands in the skin
SEC
small epithelial cells
second cancer
Refers to a new primary cancer that is caused by previous cancer treatment, or a new primary cancer in a person with a history of cancer
second-line therapy
Treatment that is given when initial treatment (first-line therapy) doesn’t work, or stops working
second-look surgery
Surgery performed after primary treatment to determine whether tumor cells remain
secondary cancer
Cancer that has spread from the organ in which it first appeared to another organ. For example, breast cancer cells may spread (metastasize) to the lungs and cause the growth of a new More…
secondary tumor
Cancer that has spread from the organ in which it first appeared to another organ. For example, breast cancer cells may spread (metastasize) to the lungs and cause the growth of a new More…
sedentary
Staying in one place, inactive
sedimentation rate
The distance red blood cells travel in one hour in a sample of blood as they settle to the bottom of a test tube. The sedimentation rate is increased in inflammation, infection, cancer, More…
sedoxantrone trihydrochloride
A substance that is being studied as a treatment for cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called DNA-intercalating compounds. Also called CI-958
segmental cystectomy
(sis-TEK-to-mee) The removal of cancer as well as some of the bladder tissue around the tumor. Sometimes called partial cystectomy
segmental mastectomy
(mas-TEK-toe-mee) The removal of cancer as well as some of the breast tissue around the tumor and the lining over the chest muscles below the tumor. Usually some of the lymph nodes under More…
seizure
(SEE-zhur) Convulsion; a sudden, involuntary movement of the muscles
selection bias
An error in choosing the individuals or groups to take part in a study. Ideally, the subjects in a study should be very similar to one another and to the larger population from which they More…
selective estrogen receptor modulator
(sel-EK-tiv ESS-tro-jen re-SEP-tor MOD-yew-lay-tor) SERM. A drug that acts like estrogen on some tissues but blocks the effect of estrogen on other tissues. Tamoxifen and raloxifene are More…
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
SSRI. A type of drug that is used to treat depression. SSRIs slow the process by which serotonin (a substance that nerves use to send messages to one another) is reused by nerve cells that More…
selenium
An essential dietary mineral
sella turcica
A depression of the bone at the base of the skull where the pituitary gland is located
semaxanib
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called angiogenesis inhibitors. Also called SU5416
semen
The fluid that is released through the penis during orgasm. Semen is made up of sperm from the testicles and fluid from the prostate and other sex glands
RCA Rare Cancer Dictionary
to main page AboutFeedback / Suggest A WordLogin top of page
© 2008 Admin XHTML | CSS Powered by Glossword 1.8.11