Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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cystosarcoma phylloides
(CSP) See also: cystosarcoma phyllodes
cystoscope
(SIS-toe-skope) A thin, lighted instrument used to look inside the bladder and remove tissue samples or small tumors
cystoscopy
(sist-OSS-ko-pee) Examination of the bladder and urethra using a thin, lighted instrument (called a cystoscope) inserted into the urethra. Tissue samples can be removed and examined under a More…
cystourethrectomy
Surgical removal of the bladder and the urethra commonly used in the treatment of cancer of the urethra.
cystourethroscopy
See cystoscopy
cytarabine
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called antimetabolites
cytogenetics
(SITE-o-juh-NET-iks) The study of chromosomes and chromosomal abnormalities
cytogenic
See cytogenetic
cytokeratin
Any of a group of proteins found in keratin filaments
cytokine
A substance that is produced by cells of the immune system and can affect the immune response. Cytokines can also be produced in the laboratory by recombinant DNA technology and given to More…
cytology
The study of cells using a microscope
cytomegalovirus
CMV. A virus that may be carried in an inactive state for life by healthy individuals. It is a cause of severe pneumonia in people with a suppressed immune system, such as those undergoing More…
cytopathology
(sye-toe-puh-THAL-o-gee) Area of medicine that specializes in the role of cells in disease
cytopenia
A reduction in the number of blood cells
cytoplasm
The fluid inside a cell but outside the cell's nucleus. Most chemical reactions in a cell take place in the cytoplasm
cytoreductive
surgical removal of as much of the tumor as possible
cytotoxic
Cell-killing
cytotoxic chemotherapy
Anticancer drugs that kill cells, especially cancer cells
CYVADIC
cyclophosphamide, decarbazine, doxorubicin, and vincristine
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