Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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lesion
(LEE-zhun) An area of abnormal tissue. A lesion may be benign (noncancercous) or malignant (cancerous)
letrozole
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitors. Letrozole is used to decrease estrogen production and suppress the growth of More…
leucovorin
A drug used to protect normal cells from high doses of the anticancer drug methotrexate. It is also used to increase the antitumor effects of fluorouracil and tegafur-uracil, an oral More…
leukapheresis
Removal of the blood to collect specific blood cells; the remaining blood is returned to the body
leukemia
(loo-KEE-mee-a) Cancer that starts in blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow, and causes large numbers of blood cells to be produced and enter the blood stream
leukocyte
(LOO-ko-site) A white blood cell. Refers to a blood cell that does not contain hemoglobin. White blood cells include lymphocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils, macrophages, and mast cells. More…
leukocytosis
Increase in the number of leukocytes in the blood
leukopenia
(LOO-ko-PEE-nya) A condition in which the number of leukocytes (white blood cells) in the blood is reduced
leukoplakia
(loo-ko-PLAY-kee-a) A white patch that may develop on mucous membranes such as the cheek, gums, or tongue and may become cancerous
LEUP
hormone - lupron
leuprolide
A drug that belongs to a family of drugs called gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs. It is used to block hormone production in the ovaries or testicles
leuvectin
An agent that delivers the gene for interleukin-2 (IL-2) into cells to increase production of IL-2 by the cells
LEV
levamisole
LEV
immunotherapy - levamisole
levamisole
An antiparasitic drug that is also being studied in cancer therapy with fluorouracil
levocarnitine
A form of carnitine, which is a substance made in the muscles and liver. It can be given as a supplement to prevent and treat carnitine deficiency in patients who are receiving chemotherapy More…
levofloxacin
A substance used to treat bacterial infections. It belongs to the family of drugs called quinolone antibiotics
Leydig cell tumor
A stromal tumor of the testes. Develops from the cells that normally produce the male sex hormone, androgen. Leydig cell tumors rarely spread to other areas of the body, but when they do More…
LFS
Li-Fraumeni syndrome
LFT
liver function test
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