Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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Cancer.gov
A Web site providing cancer information from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research. Cancer.gov offers a wide range of cancer More…
cancerous
relating to or affected with cancer
Candidiasis
A condition in which Candida albicans, a type of yeast, grows out of control in moist skin areas of the body. It is usually a result of a weakened immune system, but can be a side effect of More…
Candidosis
A condition in which Candida albicans, a type of yeast, grows out of control in moist skin areas of the body. It is usually a result of a weakened immune system, but can be a side effect of More…
cannabinoid
Cyclic hydrocarbon which is found only in Cannabis, derived from a terpene molecule and a cyclic acid molecule
CAP
cisplatin, cyclophosphamide, and doxorubicin
CAP-1
Carcinoembryonic antigen peptide-1. A protein that can stimulate an immune response
capecitabine
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called antimetabolites
capillary
Any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
capsaicin
A component of certain plants, including cayenne and red pepper, used topically for peripheral nerve pain. Also being studied for controlling mucositis pain after chemotherapy and radiation More…
capsular
Of or relating to a capsule
captopril
A drug used to lower high blood pressure. It belongs to the family of drugs called ACE inhibitors
carbendazim
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called antifungal agents
CARBO/TAX
carboplatin and paclitaxel
carbogen
An inhalant of oxygen and carbon dioxide that increases the sensitivity of tumor cells to the effects of radiation therapy
carbohydrate
A sugar molecule. Carbohydrates can be small and simple (for example, glucose) or they can be large and complex (for example, polysaccharides such as starch, chitin or cellulose)
Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser
Type of laser that can remove thin layers from the skin's surface without penetrating the deeper layers. Sometimes used in the treatment of skin cancers.
carboplatin
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called platinum compounds
carboxyamidotriazole
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called angiogenesis inhibitors
carboxypeptidase-G2
A bacterial enzyme that is used to neutralize the toxic effects of methotrexate. It belongs to the family of drugs called chemoprotective agents
RCA Rare Cancer Dictionary
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