Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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BCE
basal cell epithelioma
BCG
Bacillus Calmette Guérin. A type of bacteria used in cancer treatment to stimulate the immune system. It is also used to vaccinate against tuberculosis
BCG
vaccine - bacillus Calmette-Guerin
BCG solution
A form of biological therapy for superficial bladder cancer. A catheter is used to place the BCG solution into the bladder. The solution contains live, weakened bacteria (bacille More…
BCL
B-cell leukemia/lymphoma
bcl-2 antisense oligodeoxynucleotide G3139
A drug that may kill cancer cells by blocking the production of a protein that makes cancer cells live longer. Also called augmerosen
BCLPD
B-cell chronic lymphoprolipherative disorders
BCNU
bischloroethyl nitrosourea (41carmustine)
BCP
bleomycin, cyclophosphamide, and prednisone
BCP-ALL
B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia
BCR
breakpoint cluster region
BCVPP
carmustine, cyclophosphamide, prednisone, procarbazine, and vinblastine
BCX-1777
A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP) enzyme inhibitors
BE
barium enema
BEACOPP
bleomycin, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, etoposide, prednisone, procarbazine, and vincristine
Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome
A rare, overgrowth disorder in which babies are large at birth and may develop low blood sugar. Other common symptoms are a large tongue, large internal organs, and defects of the abdominal More…
beclomethasone
A drug being studied in the treatment of graft-versus-host disease. It belongs to a family of drugs called corticosteroids
Bellini duct carcinoma
BDC. A rare type of kidney cancer that grows and spreads quickly. It begins in the duct of Bellini in the kidney
Bence-Jones protein
Proteins are a rare finding in urine, but if present, they are usually associated with multiple myeloma. Less commonly they are found in Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, chronic More…
benign
(beh-NINE) Not cancerous. Benign tumors do not spread to tissues around them or to other parts of the body
RCA Rare Cancer Dictionary
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