Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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filgrastim-SD/01
A substance that is being studied for its ability to increase numbers of white blood cells in people who are receiving chemotherapy. It belongs to the family of drugs called More…
filler
An inactive substance used to make a product bigger or easier to handle. For example, fillers are often used to make pills or capsules because the amount of active drug is too small to be More…
finasteride
A drug used to reduce the amount of male hormone (testosterone) produced by the body
fine needle aspiration
Percutaneous (through the skin) procedure that uses a fine gauge needle (22 or 25 gauge) and a syringe to sample fluid from a breast cyst or remove clusters of cells from a solid mass
fine-needle aspiration
(as-per-AY-shun) The removal of tissue or fluid with a needle for examination under a microscope. Also called needle biopsy
first-line therapy
The first type of therapy given for a condition or disease
FISH
fluorescence in situ hybridization
fissure
Long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes; unnatural slit found most commonly in the anus.
fistula
Abnormal connection or passageway between organs or vessels that normally do not connect.
FK463
An antibiotic/antifungal drug used to treat infection
FL
flutamide and leuprolide
FL
follicular lymphoma
FL-LC
follicular lymphoma large cell
FL-M
follicular lymphoma mixed small cleaved and large
flat bones
Consist of a layer of spongy bone between two thin layers of compact bone. Their cross-section is flat, not rounded. Examples include the skull and ribs. Flat bones have marrow, but not a More…
flavonoid
A member of a group of substances found in many plants and plant-based foods. Flavonoids have shown antioxidant effects
flavopiridol
A substance that is being studied as an anticancer drug. It belongs to the family of drugs called flavanoids
flaxseed
The seed of the flax plant. It is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acid, fiber, and a compound called lignin. It is being studied in the prevention of prostate cancer. Also called linseed More…
flecainide
A drug that is used to treat abnormal heart rhythms. It may also relieve neuropathic pain, the burning, stabbing, or stinging pain that may arise from damage to nerves caused by some types More…
flow cytometry
A method of measuring the number of cells in a sample, the percentage of live cells in a sample, and certain characteristics of cells, such as size, shape, and the presence of tumor markers More…
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