Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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axilla
(ak-SIL-a) The underarm or armpit
axillary
(AK-sil-air-ee) Pertaining to the armpit area, including the lymph nodes that are located there
axillary dissection
(AK-suh-LAIR-ee dis-EK-shun) Surgery to remove lymph nodes found in the armpit region. Also called axillary lymph node dissection
axillary lymph node
(AK-suh-LAIR-ee) A lymph node in the armpit region that drains lymph channels from the breast
axillary lymph node dissection
(AK-suh-LAIR-ee…dis-EK-shun) Surgery to remove lymph nodes found in the armpit region. Also called axillary dissection
azacitidine
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called antimetabolites
AZQ
Diaziquone. An anticancer drug that is able to cross the blood-brain barrier and kill cancer cells in the central nervous system
AZT
A drug that inhibits the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS. Also called zidovudine
CAP
College of American Pathologists See also: College of American Pathologists Website
LDA
Learning Disabilities Association of America See also: Learning Disabilities Association of America Website
RCA Rare Cancer Dictionary
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