Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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triptorelin
A hormonal anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called gonadotropin-releasing analogs
TRK
ransketolase
TRM
transplant related mortality
troglitazone
A drug used in diabetes treatment that is being studied for its effect on reducing the risk of cancer cell growth in fat tissue
tropisetron
A substance that is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy
troxacitabine
A drug being studied for use as an anticancer agent
TRUS
Transrectal ultrasound. A procedure in which a probe that sends out high-energy sound waves is inserted into the rectum. The sound waves are bounced off internal tissues or organs and make More…
TS-1
"TS-1 contains tegafur (53FT), 5-chloro-2,4-dihydroxypyridine (53CDHP; an inhibitor of 5-fluorouracil (535-FU) degradation) and potassium oxonate (53Oxo; an inhibitor of 5-FU More…
TSE
testicular self examination
TSEB
total skin electronic beam radiotherapy
TTND
time to non-detectable
tubal ligation
(TOO-bul lye-GAY-shun) An operation to tie the fallopian tubes closed. This procedure prevents pregnancy by blocking the passage of eggs from the ovaries to the uterus
tuberous sclerosis
A genetic disorder in which benign (noncancerous) tumors form in the kidneys, brain, eyes, heart, lungs, and skin. This disease can cause seizures, mental disabilities, and different types More…
tubular carcinoma of the breast
Well-differentiated variant of invasive ductal carcinoma and has been shown to have a favorable prognosis. Accounts for about 2 percent of BC's.
tubule
A small tube.
tubulovillous adenoma
A type of polyp that grows in the colon and other places in the gastrointestinal tract and sometimes in other parts of the body. These adenomas may become malignant (cancerous)
tumor
(TOO-mer) A mass of excess tissue that results from abnormal cell division. Tumors perform no useful body function. They may be benign (not cancerous) or malignant (cancerous)
tumor antigen vaccine
A vaccine made of tumor antigens (proteins isolated from tumor cells)
tumor board review
A treatment planning approach in which a number of doctors who are experts in different specialties (disciplines) review and discuss the medical condition and treatment options of a More…
tumor burden
Refers to the number of cancer cells, the size of a tumor, or the amount of cancer in the body. Also called tumor load
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