Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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Fanconi's syndrome
A rare and often fatal inherited disease in which the bone marrow fails to produce red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, or a combination of these cells. The disease may transform More…
FAP
Familial adenomatous polyposis. An inherited condition in which numerous polyps (growths that protrude from mucous membranes) form on the inside walls of the colon and rectum. It increases More…
FAP
cisplatin, doxorubicin, and fluorouracil
FAP
familial adenomatous polyposis
FAPC
familial multiple polyposis of the colon
fatigue
A condition marked by extreme tiredness and inability to function due lack of energy. Fatigue may be acute or chronic
fatty acid
A major component of fats that is used by the body for energy and tissue development
fatty-replaced breast tissue
A term used in mammography that refers to the replacement of breast tissue with fatty tissue. This commonly occurs as a woman ages
fazarabine
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called antimetabolites
FBC
full blood count
FC
cyclophosphamide and fludarabine
FCE
fluorouracil, cisplatin, and etoposide
FCL
fluorouracil, leucovorin calcium
FEC
cyclophosphamide, epirubicin, and fluorouracil
fecal occult blood test
(FEE-kul o-KULT) FOBT. A test to check for blood in stool. (Fecal refers to stool; occult means hidden.);
FED
cisplatin, etoposide, and fluorouracil
fellow
Physician who has completed medical school, internship and a residency, and has chosen to receive very specialized training in one particular treatment or research area.
femur
Called the thigh bone, is the long bone between the hip and the knee
fentanyl
A narcotic opioid drug that is used in the treatment of pain
fertile
(FER-tul) Able to produce children
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