Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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chromosome
(KRO-mo-some) Part of a cell that contains genetic information. Except for sperm and eggs, all human cells contain 46 chromosomes
chromosome 13
A defect of this chromosome may result in the loss of the Rb gene. This loss is an element of hereditary retinoblastoma.
chronic
(KRAHN-ik) A disease or condition that persists or progresses over a long period of time
chronic granulocytic leukemia
A slowly progressing disease in which too many white blood cells (not lymphocytes) are made in the bone marrow. Also called chronic myelogenous leukemia or chronic myeloid leukemia
chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis
A progressive, chronic disease in which the bone marrow is replaced by fibrous tissue and blood is made in organs such as the liver and the spleen, instead of in the bone marrow. This More…
chronic leukemia
(KRAHN-ik) A slowly progressing cancer that starts in blood-forming tissues such as the bone marrow, and causes large numbers of white blood cells to be produced and enter the blood stream More…
chronic lymphoblastic leukemia
(KRAHN-ik lim-fo-BLAST-ik loo-KEE-mee-a) A slowly progressing disease in which too many immature white blood cells (called lymphoblasts) are found in the body
chronic lymphocytic leukemia
(KRAHN-ik lim-fo-SIT-ik loo-KEE-mee-a) CLL. A common type of indolent (slowly progressing) cancer in which too many lymphocytes (white blood cells) are found in the peripheral blood and More…
chronic myelogenous leukemia
(KRAHN-ik mye-eh-LAH-jen-us loo-KEE-mee-a) CML. A slowly progressing disease in which too many white blood cells (not lymphocytes) are made in the bone marrow. Also called chronic myeloid More…
chronic myeloid leukemia
(KRAHN-ik MY-eh-loyd loo-KEE-mee-a) CML. A slowly progressing disease in which too many white blood cells (not lymphocytes) are made in the bone marrow. Also called chronic myelogenous More…
chronic pain
Pain that can range from mild to severe, and persists or progresses over a long period of time
chronic phase
(KRAHN-ik) Refers to the early stages of chronic myelogenous leukemia or chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The number of mature and immature abnormal white blood cells in the bone marrow and More…
chronic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia
A phase of chronic myelogenous leukemia that may last from several months to several years. Although there may be no symptoms of leukemia, there are too many white blood cells
CHS 828
A drug that is being studied in the treatment of solid tumors
RCA Rare Cancer Dictionary
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