Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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mandible
Lower jaw.
mandibulotomy
Surgical procedure in which the jawbone is split with a saw to get access to a tumor.
mantle field
(MAN-tul) The area of the neck, chest, and lymph nodes in the armpit that are exposed to radiation
MAP
doxorubicin, mutamycin, and platinol
margin
The edge or border of the tissue removed in cancer surgery. The margin is described as negative or clean when the pathologist finds no cancer cells at the edge of the tissue, suggesting More…
marijuana
A type of plant. Extracts of marijuana are being studied for their ability to control severe nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy and/or opioid drugs such as morphine
marimastat
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called angiogenesis inhibitors. Marimastat is a matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor
marker
A diagnostic indication that disease may develop
mass
Body of matter without definite shape
massage
Kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation
mast cell
A type of white blood cell
mastectomy
(mas-TEK-toe-mee) Surgery to remove the breast (or as much of the breast tissue as possible)
mastocytoma
A nodule of mast cells. Mastocytomas can involve the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and sometimes muscle. Also called a mast cell tumor
matrix metalloproteinase
A member of a group of enzymes that can break down proteins, such as collagen, that are normally found in the spaces between cells in tissues (i.e., extracellular matrix proteins). Because More…
maxilla
Upper jaw.
MB
melanoblastoma OR medulloblastoma
MBC
bleiomycin, cisplatin, and methotrexate
MC
cytarabine and mitoxantrone
MCC
merkel cell carcinoma
MCF
mouse cell fibroblast
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