Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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temoporfin
An anticancer drug that is also used in cancer prevention. It belongs to the family of drugs called photosensitizing agents
temozolomide
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called alkylating agents
teniposide
An anticancer drug that is a podophyllotoxin derivative and belongs to the family of drugs called mitotic inhibitors
TENS
Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation. A technique in which mild electric currents are applied to some areas of the skin by a small power pack connected to two electrodes
teratoma
(ter-a-TOW-ma) A type of germ cell tumor that may contain several different types of tissue, such as hair, muscle, and bone. Teratomas occur most often in the ovaries in women, the More…
terminal disease
Disease that cannot be cured and will cause death
testes
Two egg-shaped glands found inside the scrotum. They produce sperm and male hormones. aka: testicles
testicle
(TES-tih-kul) One of two egg-shaped glands found inside the scrotum that produce sperm and male hormones. Also called a testis
testicular cancer
Malignant tumor of the testis (testicles)
testimonial
Information provided by an individual who claims to have been helped or cured by a particular product. The information provided lacks the necessary elements to be evaluated in a rigorous More…
testis
One of the two male reproductive glands that produce sperm and secrete androgens
testosterone
(tes-TOS-ter-own) A hormone that promotes the development and maintenance of male sex characteristics
tetanus toxoid
A substance that is derived from the toxin released by the bacterium that causes the disease tetanus. It is used as a vaccine to prevent tetanus or to help boost the immune response to More…
tetracycline
An antibiotic drug used to treat infection
TG4010
A substance that is being studied as an anticancer drug
TGDC
thyroglossal duct cyst
TGF
tumor growth factor
thalamus
(THAL-a-muss) An area of the brain that helps process information from the senses and transmit it to other parts of the brain
thalidomide
A drug that belongs to the family of drugs called angiogenesis inhibitors. It prevents the growth of new blood vessels into a solid tumor
theophylline
A drug used to improve breathing in people who are short of breath. It belongs to the family of drugs called bronchodilators or respiratory smooth muscle relaxants
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