Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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ulceration
The formation of a break on the skin or on the surface of an organ. An ulcer forms when the surface cells die and are cast off. Ulcers may be associated with cancer and other diseases
ulcerative colitis
Chronic inflammation of the colon that produces ulcers in its lining. This condition is marked by abdominal pain, cramps, and loose discharges of pus, blood, and mucus from the bowel
ULN
upper limits of normal
ultrasonogram
A computer picture of areas inside the body created by bouncing high-energy sound waves (ultrasound) off internal tissues or organs. Also called a sonogram
ultrasonography
(UL-tra-son-OG-ra-fee) A procedure in which high-energy sound waves (ultrasound) are bounced off internal tissues or organs and make echoes. The echoes form a picture of body tissues called More…
ultrasound
A procedure in which high-energy sound waves (ultrasound) are bounced off internal tissues or organs and make echoes. The echoes form a picture of body tissues called a sonogram. Also More…
ultrasound energy
A form of therapy being studied as an anticancer treatment. Intensified ultrasound energy can be directed at cancer cells to heat them and kill them
ultrasound test
Test that bounces sound waves off tissues and internal organs and changes the echoes into sonograms (pictures).
ultrasound-guided biopsy
(BY-op-see) A biopsy procedure that uses an ultrasound imaging device to find an abnormal area of tissue and guide its removal for examination under a microscope
ultraviolet radiation
(ul-tra- VYE-o-let ray-dee-AY-shun) UV radiation. Invisible rays that are part of the energy that comes from the sun. UV radiation also comes from sun lamps and tanning beds. UV radiation More…
ultraviolet radiation therapy
A form of radiation used in the treatment of cancer
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