Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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VM-26
teniposide
VMA
vanillylmandelic Acid
VNP20009
A genetically modified Salmonella bacterium that is injected into the tumor. It is being studied for its ability to shrink solid tumors
VNP40101M
A substance that is being studied as a treatment for cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called alkylating agents
vocal cord
(VOH-kul kord) One of two small bands of muscle within the larynx that vibrates to produce the voice
von Hippel-Lindau syndrome
A rare inherited disorder in which blood vessels grow abnormally in the eyes, brain, spinal cord, adrenal glands, or other parts of the body. People with von Hippel-Lindau syndrome have a More…
von Recklinghausen Disease
Characterized by spots of increased skin pigmentation, combined with peripheral nerve tumors and a variety of others dysplastic abnormalities of the skin, nervous system, bones, endocrine More…
voriconazole
A drug that treats infections caused by fungi
vorozole
A hormone therapy drug used to decrease the production of estrogen
VP
cisplatin and vinorelbine
VP-16
etoposide
vulva
The external female genital organs, including the clitoris, vaginal lips, and the opening to the vagina
vulvar cancer
Cancer of the vulva (the external female genital organs, including the clitoris, vaginal lips, and the opening to the vagina)
VX 853
A drug being studied to make cancer cells less resistant to the effects of chemotherapy
VX-710
A drug being studied to make cancer cells less resistant to the effects of chemotherapy
Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia
An indolent (slowly progressing) type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma marked by abnormal levels of IgM antibodies in the blood and an enlarged liver, spleen, or lymph nodes. Also called More…
warfarin
A drug that prevents blood from clotting. It belongs to the family of drugs called anticoagulants (blood thinners)
wart
A raised growth on the surface of the skin or other organ
watchful waiting
Closely monitoring a patient's condition but withholding treatment until symptoms appear or change. Also called observation
watercress
Nasturtium officinale . Parts of the flowering plant have been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. It may have anticancer effects. Also called Indian cress
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