Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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pathology report
The description of cells and tissues made by a pathologist based on microscopic evidence, and sometimes used to make a diagnosis of a disease
patient advocate
A person who helps a patient work with others who have an effect on the patient's health, including doctors, insurance companies, employers, case managers, and lawyers. A patient More…
patient-controlled analgesia
PCA. A method in which the patient controls the amount of pain medicine that is used. When pain relief is needed, the person can receive a preset dose of pain medicine by pressing a button More…
PBSC
peripheral blood stem cells
PBSCH
peripheral blood stem cell harvest
PBSCR
peripheral blood stem cell rescue
PBSCT
peripheral blood stem cell transplant
PC
carboplatin and paclitaxel OR cisplatin and paclitaxel
PCA
Patient-controlled analgesia. A method in which the patient controls the amount of pain medicine that is used. When pain relief is needed, the person can receive a preset dose of pain More…
PCE
carboplatin, etoposide, and paclitaxel
PCL
primary cerebral lymphoma OR primary cutaneous lymphoma
PCNSL
primary central nervous system lymphoma
PCP
primary care physician
PCR
polymerase chain reaction
pCR
complete pathological response
PCV
lomustine, procarbazine, and vincristine
PD
poorly differentiated OR progressive disease
PDNEC
poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma
PDQ
Physician Data Query. PDQ is an online database developed and maintained by the National Cancer Institute. Designed to make the most current, credible, and accurate cancer information More…
PDT
radiotherapy - photodynamic therapy
RCA Rare Cancer Dictionary
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