Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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subcutaneous port
A tube surgically placed into a blood vessel and attached to a disk placed under the skin. It is used for the administration of intravenous fluids and drugs; it can also be used to obtain More…
subependymal
(SUB-ep-EN-di-mal) Below the ependyma (the membrane that lines the ventricles of the brain and the central canal of the spinal cord)
suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid
A substance that is being studied as an anticancer drug
subglottis
(SUB-glot-is) The lowest part of the larynx; the area from just below the vocal cords down to the top of the trachea
subjective improvement
An improvement that is reported by the patient, but cannot be measured by the healthcare provider (for example, I feel better)
subset analysis
In a clinical study, the evaluation of results for some but not all of the patients who participated. The selected patients have one or more characteristics in common, such as the same More…
subtenon
Used to describe injections through the membrane covering the muscles and nerves at the back of the eyeball
sucralfate
A drug used to treat ulcers. It adheres to proteins at the ulcer site and forms a protective coating over the ulcer. Sucralfate is also used to treat mucositis
sulfuric acid
A strong acid that, when concentrated is extemely corrosive to the skin and mucous membranes. It is used in making fertilizers, dyes, electroplating, and industrial explosives
sulindac
A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is being studied as a treatment for cancer
sun protection factor
SPF. A scale for rating the level of sunburn protection in sunscreen products. The higher the SPF, the more sunburn protection it provides. Sunscreens with an SPF value of 2 through 11 More…
sunscreen
A substance that helps protect the skin from the sun's harmful rays. Sunscreens reflect, absorb, and scatter both ultraviolet A and B radiation to provide protection against both types More…
superficial
Affecting cells on the surface. Not invasive
superficial spreading melanoma
Generally the most common form of melanoma. Begins at one focus in the skin at the dermo-epidermal junction. It initially grows in a horizontal plane, along, just above and below the More…
superior vena cava
The large vein that carries blood from the head, neck, arms, and chest to the heart
superior vena cava syndrome
A condition in which a tumor presses against the superior vena cava (the large vein that carries blood from the head, neck, arms, and chest to the heart). This pressure blocks blood flow to More…
supplement
Drinks or medication that can be used in addition to meals to increase intake of calories and nutrients. Something that completes or makes an addition to.
supplementation
Adding nutrients to the diet
support group
A group of people with similar disease who meet to discuss how better to cope with their disease and treatment
supportive care
Care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease. The goal of supportive care is to prevent or treat as early as possible the symptoms of More…
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