Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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burdock
Arctium lappa . A plant whose seeds and root have been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. It may have antioxidant effects. Also called lappa and happy major
Burkitt cell acute lymphocytic leukemia
Type of acute lymphocytic leukemia usually found in the immature stem cells that have started to mature along the B-cell line.
Burkitt's leukemia
A rare, fast-growing cancer of the blood. Also called B-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia or B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Burkitt's lymphoma
An aggressive (rapidly progressing) type of B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that occurs most often in children and young adults. The disease may affect the jaw, central nervous system, More…
burr hole
A small opening in the skull made with a surgical drill
Buschke Lowenstein Tumor
Buschke-Löwenstein tumour (BLT) of the anogenitalia is a locally invasive, fast-growing verrucous carcinoma that does not normally metastasize. The tumor may rarely progress into squamous More…
buserelin
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called gonadotropin-releasing hormones. In prostate cancer therapy, buserelin blocks the production of testosterone in the testicles More…
buspirone
(byoo-SPY-rone) A drug that is used to treat certain anxiety disorders. It belongs to the family of drugs called antianxiety agents
busulfan
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called alkylating agents
butadiene
Butane derivative that is one of the most widely used raw materials used in the manufacture of synthetic rubber.
buthionine sulfoximine
A drug that may help prevent resistance to some anticancer drugs
BV
bleomycin and vincristine
BX
biopsy
bypass
A surgical procedure in which the doctor creates a new pathway for the flow of body fluids
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