Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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WW
watchful waiting
x-ray
A type of high-energy radiation. In low doses, x-rays are used to diagnose diseases by making pictures of the inside of the body. In high doses, x-rays are used to treat cancer
x-ray therapy
The use of high-energy radiation from x-rays to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Radiation may come from a machine outside the body (external-beam radiation therapy) or from materials More…
xenograft
The cells of one species transplanted to another species
xeroderma pigmentosum
A genetic condition characterized by a sensitivity to all sources of ultraviolet radiation
xerogram
A picture of the body recorded on paper rather than on film. Also called a xeroradiograph
xeroradiograph
A picture of the body recorded on paper rather than on film. Also called a xerogram
xeroradiography
(ZEE-ro-ray-dee-AH-gra-fee) A type of x-ray in which a picture of the body is recorded on paper rather than on film
xerostomia
Dry mouth. It occurs when the body is not able to make enough saliva
XK469
A substance that is being studied as a treatment for cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called topoisomerase II beta inhibitors
XR9576
A substance that is being studied for its ability to overcome tumor-cell resistance to anticancer drugs. It belongs to the family of drugs called anthranilic acid derivatives. Also called More…
XRT
radiation therapy ◊ external beam radiotherapy
YM598
A substance that is being studied as a treatment for advanced prostate cancer and for pain caused by prostate cancer that has spread to the bone. It belongs to the family of drugs called More…
YST
yolk sac tumor (germ cell tumor)
yttrium
(IH-tree-um) A rare elemental metal. A radioactive form of yttrium is used in radiation therapy and some types of immunotherapy
yttrium Y 90 ibritumomab tiuxetan
An anticancer drug that is a combination of a monoclonal antibody and a radioisotope (yttrium-90). Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-produced substances that can locate and bind to More…
yttrium Y 90 SMT 487
A substance that is being studied as a treatment for cancer. Also called yttrium Y 90-DOTA-tyr3-octreotide
yttrium Y 90-DOTA-tyr3-octreotide
A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. Also called yttrium Y 90 SMT 487
ZD 1839
A substance that is being studied as a treatment for cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Also called More…
ZD0473
A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called platinum analogs
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