Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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maintenance therapy
Treatment that is given to help a primary (original) treatment keep working. Maintenance therapy is often given to help keep cancer in remission
malabsorption syndrome
A group of symptoms such as gas, bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea resulting from the body's inability to properly absorb nutrients
malignancy
A cancerous tumor that can invade and destroy nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body
malignant
(ma-LIG-nant) Cancerous. Malignant tumors can invade and destroy nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body
malignant ascites
A condition in which fluid containing cancer cells collects in the abdomen
malignant fibrous cytoma
A soft tissue sarcoma that usually occurs in the limbs, most commonly the legs, and may also occur in the abdomen. Also called malignant fibrous histiocytoma
malignant fibrous histiocytoma
A soft tissue sarcoma that usually occurs in the limbs, most commonly the legs, and may also occur in the abdomen. Also called malignant fibrous cytoma
malignant meningioma
A rare, quickly growing tumor that occurs in the membranes that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord (meninges)
malignant mesenchymoma
Malignant soft tissue sarcoma arising in the arms, legs, hands and feet
malignant mesothelioma
A rare type of cancer in which malignant cells are found in the sac lining the chest or abdomen. Exposure to airborne asbestos particles increases one's risk of developing malignant More…
malignant mixed Müllerian tumor
MMMT. A rare type of tumor that is a mixture of carcinoma and sarcoma cells. MMMT usually occurs in the uterus
malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor
MPNST. A type of soft tissue sarcoma that develops in cells that form a protective sheath (covering) around peripheral nerves, which are nerves that are outside of the central nervous More…
malnutrition
A disorder caused by a lack of proper nutrition or an inability to absorb nutrients from food
MALT
mucosa associated lymph tissue
MALT
mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue
MALT lymphoma
Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. A type of cancer that arises in cells in mucosal tissue that are involved in antibody production
mammary
Having to do with the breast
mammogram
(MAM-o-gram) An x-ray of the breast
mammography
(mam-OG-ra-fee) The use of x-rays to create a picture of the breast
Mammotome
A device that uses a computer-guided probe to perform breast biopsies. A Mammotome biopsy can be done on an outpatient basis with a local anesthetic, removes only a small amount of healthy More…
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