Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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benign proliferative breast disease
A group of noncancerous conditions that may increase the risk of developing breast cancer. Examples include ductal hyperplasia, lobular hyperplasia, and papillomas
benign prostatic hyperplasia
(hye-per-PLAY-zha) BPH. A benign (noncancerous) condition in which an overgrowth of prostate tissue pushes against the urethra and the bladder, blocking the flow of urine. Also called More…
benign prostatic hypertrophy
BPH. A benign (noncancerous) condition in which an overgrowth of prostate tissue pushes against the urethra and the bladder, blocking the flow of urine. Also called benign prostatic More…
benign tumor
(beh-NINE) A noncancerous growth that does not invade nearby tissue or spread to other parts of the body
benzaldehyde
A colorless oily liquid used as a flavoring agent and to make dyes, perfumes, and pharmaceuticals. Benzaldehyde is chemically related to benzene
benzene
A chemical that is used widely by the chemical industry, and is also found in tobacco smoke, vehicle emissions, and gasoline fumes. Exposure to benzene may increase the risk of developing More…
benzodiazepine
A chemical that is often used as the active ingredient in mind-affecting drugs such as tranquilizers
benzopyrene
Yellow, crystalline, aromatic hydrocarbon, C-20/H-12, that is a carcinogen found in coal tar and cigarette smoke.
benzoylphenylurea
BPU. A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called antitubulin agents
BEP
bleomycin, cisplatin, and etoposide
Beriplast P
A substance used in surgical wound healing to cause a blood clot to form. It consists of blood-clotting factors found naturally in human blood
best practice
In medicine, treatment that experts agree is appropriate, accepted, and widely used. Health care providers are obligated to provide patients with the best practice. Also called standard More…
beta
Second in order of importance
beta alethine
A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to a family of chemicals called disulfides
beta carotene
A vitamin A precursor. Beta carotene belongs to the family of fat-soluble vitamins called carotenoids
beta hemolytic streptococcus group B
A type of bacteria often found in the vagina. It can cause systemic infections in people with suppressed immune systems
beta-endorphin
A substance produced in the brain, especially in the pituitary gland, that blocks the sensation of pain. It is produced in response to pain, exercise, and other forms of stress. It belongs More…
beta-glucan
A type of polysaccharide (string of sugar molecules) obtained from several types of mushrooms. It is being studied as a treatment for cancer and as an immune system stimulant
beta-human chorionic gonadotropin
ß-hCG. A hormone normally found in the blood and urine during pregnancy. It may also be produced by some tumor cells. An increased level of ß-hCG may be a sign of cancer of the testis, More…
bevacizumab
(be-vuh-SIZ-uh-mab) A monoclonal antibody that may prevent the growth of blood vessels from surrounding tissue to a solid tumor
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