Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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uncontrolled study
A clinical study that lacks a comparison (i.e., a control) group
unconventional cancer treatments
Approaches that use substances or methods of treating cancer that have not been shown to be effective by accepted scientific methods, such as carefully designed clinical trials
undescended testicles
A condition in which one or both testicles fail to move from the abdomen, where they develop before birth, into the scrotum. Undescended testicles may increase the risk for development of More…
undifferentiated
A term used to describe cells or tissues that do not have specialized (mature) structures or functions. Undifferentiated cancer cells often grow and spread quickly
unilateral
Having to do with one side of the body
unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
Surgery to remove the ovary and fallopian tube on one side of the body
unresectable
Unable to be removed with surgery
unresectable gallbladder cancer
Cancer that has spread to the tissues around the gallbladder (such as the liver, stomach, pancreas, intestine, or lymph nodes in the area) and cannot be surgically removed
unsealed internal radiation therapy
Radiation therapy given by injecting a radioactive substance into the bloodstream or a body cavity, or by swallowing it. This substance is not sealed in a container
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