Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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St. Benedict's thistle
Cnicus benedictus . A plant whose leaves, stems, and flowers have been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. St. Benedict's thistle may have anti-inflammatory and More…
St. John's wort
Hypericum perforatum, an herbal product sold as an over-the-counter treatment for depression. It is being studied for its ability to lessen certain side effects of cancer treatment
stable disease
Cancer that is neither decreasing nor increasing in extent or severity
stage
The extent of a cancer within the body. If the cancer has spread, the stage describes how far it has spread from the original site to other parts of the body
stage 0 bladder cancer
Cancer is found on tissue lining the inside of the bladder only. Stage 0 is divided into stage 0a and stage 0is, depending on the type of the tumor. Stage 0a is also called papillary More…
stage 0 cervical cancer
Cancer is found in the first layer of cells lining the cervix only and has not invaded the deeper tissues of the cervix. Also called carcinoma in situ
stage 0 chronic lymphocytic leukemia
There are too many lymphocytes in the blood, but there are no other symptoms of leukemia. Stage 0 is indolent (slow-growing)
stage 0 colorectal cancer
Cancer is found in the innermost lining of the colon and/or rectum only. Also called carcinoma in situ
stage 0 esophageal cancer
Cancer is found in the innermost layer of cells lining the esophagus. Also called carcinoma in situ
stage 0 gastric cancer
Cancer is found in the inside lining of the mucosal (innermost) layer of the stomach wall. Also called carcinoma in situ
stage 0 melanoma
Cancer is found in the epidermis (outer layer of the skin) only. Also called melanoma in situ
stage 0 nasopharyngeal cancer
Cancer is found in the lining of the nasopharynx (the upper part of the throat behind the nose) only. Also called carcinoma in situ
stage I adrenocortical cancer
Cancer that is smaller than 5 centimeters (smaller than 2 inches) and has not spread into tissues around the adrenal gland
stage I adult non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Stage I is divided into stage I and stage IE. In stage I, cancer is found in a single lymph node area. In stage IE, cancer is found in an organ or tissue other than the lymph nodes
stage I adult primary liver cancer
One tumor is present, which is no larger than 2 centimeters
stage I anal cancer
Cancer that has spread beyond the top layer of anal tissue and is smaller than 2 centimeters (smaller than 1 inch)
stage I bladder cancer
Cancer has spread to the connective tissue layer below the inner lining of the bladder
stage I breast cancer
Cancer no bigger than 2 centimeters (about 1 inch) that has not spread outside the breast
stage I cancer of the uterus
Cancer found in only the main part of the uterus, not the cervix
stage I cancer of the vulva
Cancer found in the vulva only or the space between the opening of the rectum and the vagina (perineum). The tumor is 2 centimeters (about 1 inch) or smaller
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