Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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supraclavicular lymph node
A lymph node located above the clavicle (collarbone)
supraglottic laryngectomy
(SOO-pra-GLOT-ik lair-in-JEK-tuh-mee) An operation to remove the supraglottis, which is part of the larynx (voice box) above the vocal cords
supraglottis
(SOO-pra-GLOT-is) The upper part of the larynx (voice box), including the epiglottis; the area above the vocal cords
supratentorial
Located in the upper part of the brain
supravesical
Above the urinary bladder
SUR
suramin
suramin
A drug used to treat bacterial and parasitic infections. It is also being studied in the treatment of cancer
surgeon
A doctor who removes or repairs a part of the body by operating on the patient
surgery
(SER-juh-ree) A procedure to remove or repair a part of the body or to find out whether disease is present. An operation
surgical castration
Surgical removal of the testicles (orchiectomy) or ovaries (oophorectomy) to stop the production of sex hormones. Decreasing the levels of hormones may stop the growth of certain cancers More…
surgical oncologist
A doctor who performs biopsies and other surgical procedures in cancer patients
surgical oncology
Treating cancers by surgically removing tumors
survival rate
The percentage of people in a study or treatment group who are alive for a given period of time after diagnosis. This is commonly expressed as 5-year survival
SVCS
superior vena caval syndrome
sweet elm
Ulmus fulva or Ulmus rubra . The inner bark of this plant has been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. It may have antioxidant effects. Also called slippery elm, gray More…
sympathetic nervous system
Originates in the thoracic regions of the spinal cord; opposes physiological effects of the parasympathetic: reduces digestive secretions; speeds the heart; contracts blood vessels
symphysis
Abnormal adhesion of two or more structures
symptom
An indication that a person has a condition or disease. Some examples of symptoms are headache, fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and pain
symptom management
Care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease. The goal of symptom management is to prevent or treat as early as possible the symptoms More…
symptomatic
Having to do with symptoms, which are signs of a condition or disease
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