Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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multidrug resistance inhibition
Treatment used to make cancer cells less resistant to anticancer drugs
multifocal breast cancer
(mul-tee-FO-kal) Breast cancer in which there is more than one tumor, all of which have arisen from one original tumor. The tumors are likely to be in the same quadrant (section) of the More…
multimodality treatment
Therapy that combines more than one method of treatment
multiple endocrine adenomatosis
A rare, inherited disorder that affects the endocrine glands and can cause tumors in the parathyroid and pituitary glands and the pancreas. These tumors (usually benign) cause the glands to More…
multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome
An inherited tendency to develop thyroid cancer and other cancers of the endocrine system. The altered gene can be detected with a blood test
multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 syndrome
MEN1 syndrome. A rare, inherited disorder that affects the endocrine glands and can cause tumors in the parathyroid and pituitary glands and the pancreas. These tumors (usually benign) More…
multiple myeloma
(mye-eh-LO-ma) Cancer that arises in plasma cells (white blood cells that produce antibodies)
multiple sclerosis
A disorder of the central nervous system marked by weakness, numbness, a loss of muscle coordination, and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control. Multiple sclerosis is thought to More…
mung bean
A type of bean grown in warm climates, usually for its seed and for bean sprouts. Mung bean may have anticancer effects
muromonab-CD3 monoclonal antibody
A type of monoclonal antibody used in cancer detection or therapy. Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-produced substances that can locate and bind to cancer cells
musculoskeletal
Having to do with muscles, bones, and cartilage
mutate
To change the genetic material of a cell. The changes (mutations) can be harmful, beneficial, or have no effect
mutation
Any change in the DNA of a cell. Mutations may be caused by mistakes during cell division, or they may be caused by exposure to DNA-damaging agents in the environment. Mutations can be More…
mutation
Change of the hereditary information resulting in a change in the sequence of the nucleotides in the DNA
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