Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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exenteration
Surgical removal of the organs within a body cavity
exisulind
A drug that is being studied in the treatment and prevention of cancer. It has been shown to cause apoptosis (cell death) in cancerous and precancerous cells by acting through a group of More…
exocrine pancreas cell
A pancreatic cell that produces enzymes that are secreted into the small intestine. These enzymes help digest food as it passes through the gastrointestinal tract
expanded access trial
A way to provide an investigational therapy to a patient who is not eligible to receive that therapy in a clinical trial, but who has a serious or life-threatening illness for which other More…
expectant therapy
Involves no immediate treatment if the cancer is not causing any symptoms, is expected to grow very slowly, and is small and contained within one area. aka: watch and wait
experimental
In clinical trials, refers to a drug (including a new drug, dose, combination, or route of administration) or procedure that has undergone basic laboratory testing and received approval More…
EXRT
external beam radiotherapy
exstrophy
Derived from the Greek word ekstriphein, which means to turn inside out.
extensive-stage small cell lung cancer
Cancer that has spread outside the lung to other tissues in the chest or to other parts of the body
external radiation
(ray-dee-AY-shun) Radiation therapy that uses a machine to aim high-energy rays at the cancer. Also called external-beam radiation
external-beam radiation
Radiation therapy that uses a machine to aim high-energy rays at the cancer. Also called external radiation
extrahepatic
(extra-heh-PAT-ik) Located or occurring outside the liver
extramedullary
Located or occurring outside any medulla, especially the medulla oblongata
extraosseous Ewing's sarcoma
Soft tissue variant of Ewing's sarcoma. It is found in tissue outside of the bone.
extravasation
Leakage or infiltration of a fluid or chemotherapy agent into surrounding tissue during IV or injection adminstration.
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