Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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psammoma body
(sam-O-ma) A structure found in some benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous) tumor cells. Psammoma bodies look like hardened concentric rings when viewed under a microscope. They can More…
PSC 833
A drug that belongs to the family of drugs called cyclosporine analogs. It is used with chemotherapy to prevent or overcome the resistance of tumor cells to some anticancer drugs
pseudomyxoma peritonei
(SOO-doe-mix-O-ma PAIR-ih-TOE-nee-I) A build-up of mucus in the peritoneal cavity. The mucus may come from ruptured ovarian cysts, the appendix, or from other abdominal tissues, and More…
pseudosarcomatous fibromyxoid
Tumor of the genitourinary tract.
PSNPC
primary sinonasal nasopharyngeal carcinoma
PsOC
papillary serous ovarian carcinoma
psoralen
A substance that binds to the DNA in cells and stops them from multiplying. It is being studied in the treatment of graft-versus-host disease and is used in the treatment of psoriasis and More…
psoriasis
A chronic disease of the skin marked by red patches covered with white scales
psycho-stimulant
An antidepressant or mood-elevating drug
psychologist
A specialist who can talk with patients and their families about emotional and personal matters, and can help them make decisions
Pt/VM
cisplatin and teniposide
PTC
Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (per-kyoo-TAN-ee-us trans-heh-PAT-ik ko-LAN-jee-AH-gra-fee). A procedure to x-ray the hepatic and common bile ducts. A contrasting agent is More…
PTC
percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography
PTK787/ZK 222584
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called angiogenesis inhibitors
ptosis
Drooping of the upper eyelid
PTR
paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma
pulmonary
Relating to the lungs
pulmonary metastasectomy
Surgical excision of one or more lung metastases
pulmonary sulcus tumor
Non-small cell lung cancer that originates in the upper portion of the lung and extends to other nearby tissues such as the ribs and vertebrae. Also called a Pancoast tumor
pump
A device that is used to deliver a precise amount of drug at a specific rate
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