Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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chemotherapy
(kee-mo-THER-a-pee) Treatment with anticancer drugs
chest wall
The muscles, bones, and joints that make up the area of the body between the neck and the abdomen
chest x-ray
An x-ray of the structures inside the chest. An x-ray is a type of high-energy radiation that can go through the body and onto film, making pictures of areas inside the chest, which can be More…
CHEX-UP
cisplatin, cyclophosphamide, fluorouracil, and hexamethylmelamine
CHF
congestive heart failure
chiasma
(ki-AZ-ma) An anatomy term for an X-shaped crossing (for example, of nerves or tendons)
child-life worker
A professional who is responsible for making a child's hospital and treatment experience less scary
chimeric antibody
Recombinant antibody that combines characteristics of antibodies from two different sources.
Chinese rhubarb
Rheum palmatum or Rheum officinale . The root of this plant has been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. It may have anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects. Also More…
chiropractic
Treatment that manipulates body structures (especially the spine) to relieve pain and discomfort.
chitin
A type of polysaccharide (sugar molecule) that is made by some plants and animals. The hard outer shell of shrimp, lobsters, and many insects is made of chitin
CHL
classic Hodgkin lymphoma
chlorambucil
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called alkylating agents
chlorine
A chemical used to disinfect water and as a bleach
chloroma
A malignant, green-colored tumor of myeloid cells (a type of immature white blood cell). This tumor is usually associated with myelogenous leukemia. Also called granulocytic sarcoma
chloroma
Type of tumour associated with myelogenous leukemia, formed by the accumulation of white blood cells.
chloroquinoxaline sulfonamide
CQS. A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called halogenated sulfanilamides
ChlVPP
chlorambucil, prednisone, procarbazine, and vinblastine
cholangiocarcinoma
A rare type of cancer that develops in cells that line the bile ducts in the liver. Cancer that forms where the right and left ducts meet is called Klatskin tumor
cholangiography
Xray examination of the bile ducts after a contrast medium has been injected.
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