Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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LCIS
Lobular carcinoma in situ. Abnormal cells found in the lobules of the breast. This condition seldom becomes invasive cancer; however, having lobular carcinoma in situ increases one's More…
LCIS
lobular breast carcinoma in-situ
LCL
lymphoblastoid cell lines
LCNEC
large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma
LCT
Leydig cell tumor
LDH
Lactate dehydrogenase. One of a group of enzymes found in the blood and other body tissues, and involved in energy production in cells. An increased amount in the blood may be a sign of More…
LDH
lactic dehydrogenase
lectin
A complex molecule that has both protein and sugars. Lectins are able to bind to the outside of a cell and cause biochemical changes in it. Lectins are made by both animals and plants
LEEP
loop electrosurgical excision procedure
leflunomide
An anticancer drug that works by inhibiting a cancer cell growth factor. Also called SU101
leiomyoma
A benign smooth muscle tumor, usually in the uterus or gastrointestinal tract. Also called fibroid
leiomyomata
Benign nodules commonly found in the uterus. aka: fibroids
leiomyosarcoma
A malignant (cancerous) tumor of smooth muscle cells that can arise almost anywhere in the body, but is most common in the uterus, abdomen, or pelvis
lentigo maligna melanoma
More common among the elderly population. This lesion may grow for years as an in-situ tumor before developing the more aggressive vertical growth phase.
lentinan
A beta-glucan (a type of polysaccharide) from the mushroom Lentinus edodes (shiitake mushroom). It has been studied in Japan as a treatment for cancer
lepirudin
A drug that inhibits blood clotting. It is being studied in cancer treatment
leptomeningeal cancer
A tumor that involves the tissues that cover the brain and spinal cord
leptomeningeal metastases
Cancer that has spread from the original (primary) tumor to the tissues that cover the brain and spinal cord
leridistim
A substance that is being studied for its ability to stimulate the production of blood cells during chemotherapy. It belongs to the family of drugs called colony-stimulating factors. Also More…
lerisetron
A drug that prevents or reduces nausea and vomiting
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