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sham therapy
An inactive treatment or procedure that is intended to mimic as closely as possible a therapy in a clinical trial. Also called placebo therapy
shave biopsy
(BY-ahp-see) A procedure in which the parts of a mole that are above and just below the surface of the skin are removed with a small blade. There is no need for stitches with this procedure More…
sheep sorrel
Rumex acetosella . A plant that has been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. It may have anticancer effects. Also called dock and sorrel
shiitake mushroom
Lentinus edodes. A dark oriental mushroom widely used as a food. Several anticancer substances have been found in shiitake mushrooms, including lentinan, which has been studied in Japan as More…
Sho-saiko-to
A Japanese formulation of seven Chinese herbs that is being studied as a treatment for cancer
shunt
A surgeon implants or creates a shunt to move blood or other fluid from one part of the body to another part. For example, a surgeon may implant a tube to drain cerebrospinal fluid from the More…
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