Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography
(per-kyoo-TAY-nee-us trans-heh-PAT-ik ko-LAN-jee-AH-gra-fee} PTC. A procedure to x-ray the hepatic and common bile ducts. A contrasting agent is injected into the liver or bile duct, and the More…
performance status
A measure of how well a patient is able to perform ordinary tasks and carry out daily activities
perfusion
Bathing an organ or tissue with a fluid. In regional perfusion, a specific area of the body (usually an arm or a leg) receives high doses of anticancer drugs through a blood vessel. Such a More…
perfusion magnetic resonance imaging
A type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) used to check the flow of blood to normal tissue and diseased tissue
pericardial effusion
An abnormal collection of fluid inside the sac that covers the heart
pericyte
(pair-ih-site) Type of cell that helps give structure to the walls of blood vessels
perifosine
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called alkylphospholipids
perillyl alcohol
A drug used in cancer prevention that belongs to the family of plant drugs called monoterpenes
perimenopausal
The time of a woman's life when menstrual periods become irregular. Refers to the time near menopause
perineal colostomy
An opening made surgically to allow the colon to exit the body through the perineum (the area of the body between the anus and the vulva in females, and between the anus and the scrotum in More…
perineal prostatectomy
(peh-rih-NEE-al pros-ta-TEK-toe-mee) Surgery to remove the prostate through an incision made between the scrotum and the anus
perineum
The area of the body between the anus and the vulva in females, and between the anus and the scrotum in males
perineural
(pear-ih-NOOR-al) Around a nerve or group of nerves
perioperative
Around the time of surgery; usually lasts from the time of going into the hospital or doctor's office for surgery until the time the patient goes home
peripheral blood
Blood circulating throughout the body
peripheral blood lymphocyte therapy
A treatment for Epstein-Barr virus infection or overgrowth of white blood cells (lymphocytes) after an organ or bone marrow transplant. Specific lymphocytes from a sibling donor are infused More…
peripheral blood stem cells
stem cells that reside in the circulating blood
peripheral neuropathy
A condition of the nervous system that causes numbness, tingling, burning or weakness. It usually begins in the hands or feet, and can be caused by certain anticancer drugs
peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor
(...NOO-ro-ek-toe-DER-mul...) pPNET. A type of cancer that forms in bone or soft tissue. Also called Ewing's sarcoma
peripheral stem cell
An immature cell found circulating in the bloodstream. New blood cells develop from peripheral stem cells
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