Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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hepatoblastoma
(HEP-a-toe-blas-TOE-ma) A type of liver tumor that occurs in infants and children
hepatocellular carcinoma
(HEP-a-toe-SEL-yoo-ler kar-sin-O-ma) A type of adenocarcinoma, the most common type of liver tumor
hepatocyte
(HEP-a-toe-site) A liver cell
hepatoma
(hep-a-TOE-ma) A liver tumor
HEPC
hemangiopericytoma
HER1
Epidermal growth factor receptor. The protein found on the surface of some cells and to which epidermal growth factor binds, causing the cells to divide. It is found at abnormally high More…
HER2-NEU
gene (44breast cancer)
HER2/neu
Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2. The HER2/neu protein is involved in the growth of some cancer cells. Also called c-erbB-2
HER2/neu gene
The gene that makes the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2. The protein produced is HER2/neu, which is involved in the growth of some cancer cells. Also called c-erbB-2
herb
Plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
herba scutellaria barbatae
An herb used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat certain medical problems. It may have anticancer effects
herbicide
A chemical that kills plants
hereditary
(ha-RED-ih-tair-ee) Transmitted from parent to child by information contained in the genes
hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer syndrome
HLRCC. A rare inherited disorder that increases the risk of developing benign (noncancerous) tumors of the skin and the uterus (leiomyomas) and malignant (cancerous) tumors of the uterus More…
hereditary mutation
A gene change in the body's reproductive cells (egg or sperm) that becomes incorporated into the DNA of every cell in the body of offspring; hereditary mutations are passed on from More…
hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer
HNPCC. An inherited disorder in which affected individuals have a higher-than-normal chance of developing colorectal cancer and certain other types of cancer, often before the age of 50. More…
herpesvirus
(HER-peez-VYE-rus) A member of the herpes family of viruses
heterogeneous
Made up of elements or ingredients that are not alike
heterogenic
(het-er-o-JEN-ik) Derived from a different source or species. Also called heterogenous
heterogenous
Derived from a different source or species. Also called heterogenic
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