Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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thymidylate synthase inhibitor
A drug that blocks DNA synthesis and may prevent tumor cell growth. It is being studied as a treatment for cancer
thymoma
A tumor of the thymus, an organ that is part of the lymphatic system and is located in the chest, behind the breastbone
thymus
An organ that is part of the lymphatic system, in which T lymphocytes grow and multiply. The thymus is in the chest behind the breastbone
thyroglobulin
(THIGH-roe-GLOB-yu-lin) The form that thyroid hormone takes when stored in the cells of the thyroid. If the thyroid has been removed, thyroglobulin should not show up on a blood test. More…
thyroid
(THIGH-royd) A gland located beneath the voice box (larynx) that produces thyroid hormone. The thyroid helps regulate growth and metabolism
thyroid follicular cell
A type of cell in the thyroid. Thyroid follicular cells make thyroid hormone
thyroid gland
(THIGH-royd) A gland located beneath the voice box (larynx) that produces thyroid hormone. The thyroid helps regulate growth and metabolism
thyroid hormone
The thyroid gland makes T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine), which together are considered thyroid hormone. T3 and T4 have identical effects on cells. Thyroid hormone affects heart More…
thyroid-stimulating hormone
TSH. A hormone produced by the pituitary gland. TSH stimulates the release of thyroid hormone from thyroglobulin. It also stimulates the growth of thyroid follicular cells. An abnormal TSH More…
thyroidectomy
(thigh-roid-EK-toe-mee) Surgery to remove part or all of the thyroid
tiazofurin
An anticancer drug being studied to stop cell growth
tibia
Larger of the two bones of the lower leg, between the knee and ankle. Also known as the shin bone.
TIC
carboplatin, ifosfamide, mesna, and paclitaxel
TIF
inhibitor - tumor inhibitory factors
TIL
tumor infiltrating lymphocytes
time to progression
A measure of time after a disease is diagnosed (or treated) until the disease starts to get worse
tin ethyl etiopurpurin
An anticancer drug that is also used in cancer prevention. It belongs to the family of drugs called photosensitizing agents. Also called SnET2
tin Sn 117m DTPA
A radioactive chemical being studied to treat bone pain associated with cancer
tinidazole
A drug used to treat protozoal infections, such as amebiasis, giardiasis, and trichomoniasis. It belongs to a family of drugs called antiprotozoal agents. Tinidazole is also being evaluated More…
TIP
cisplatin, ifosfamide, mesna, and paclitaxel
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