Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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carcinoembryonic antigen
(KAR-sin-o-EM-bree-ON-ik ANT-i-jun) CEA. A substance that is sometimes found in an increased amount in the blood of people who have certain cancers, other diseases, or who smoke. It is used More…
carcinoembryonic antigen peptide-1
CAP-1. A protein that can stimulate an immune response to certain tumors
carcinogen
(kar-SIN-o-jin) Any substance that causes cancer
carcinogenesis
The process by which normal cells are transformed into cancer cells
carcinoid
(KAR-sin-oyd) A slow-growing type of tumor usually found in the gastrointestinal system (most often in the appendix), and sometimes in the lungs or other sites. Carcinoid tumors may spread More…
carcinoid syndrome
(KAR-sin-oyd) A combination of symptoms caused by the release of serotonin and other substances from carcinoid tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms may include flushing of the More…
carcinoma
(KAR-si-NO-ma) Cancer that begins in the skin or in tissues that line or cover internal organs
carcinoma in situ
(KAR-si-NO-ma in SYE-too) Cancer that involves only the cells in which it began and that has not spread to nearby tissues
carcinoma meningitis
Rare condition that is caused by cancer cells infiltrating the meninges that protect the brain and spine and creating an inflammation.
carcinoma of unknown primary
Cancer cells are found somewhere in the body, but the place where they first started growing (primary site) cannot be found.
carcinomatosis
A condition in which cancer is spread widely throughout the body, or, in some cases, to a relatively large region of the body. Also called carcinosis
carcinomatous meningitis
see: carcinoma meningitis
carcinosarcoma
A malignant tumor that is a mixture of carcinoma (cancer of epithelial tissue, which is skin and tissue that lines or covers the internal organs) and sarcoma (cancer of connective tissue, More…
carcinosis
A condition in which cancer is spread widely throughout the body, or, in some cases, to a relatively large region of the body. Also called carcinomatosis
carcinostatic
(KAR-sin-o-STAT-ik) Pertaining to slowing or stopping the growth of cancer
cardiac
Having to do with the heart
cardin
Cnicus benedictus . A plant whose leaves, stems, and flowers have been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. Cardin may have anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects. More…
cardiomyopathy
Deterioration of the cardiac muscle of the heart wall. Can be caused as a side effect of cancer treatment or disease.
cardiopulmonary
Having to do with the heart and lungs
cardiotoxicity
Toxicity that affects the heart
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