Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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fractionation
Dividing the total dose of radiation therapy into several smaller, equal doses delivered over a period of several days
free radical
A highly reactive chemical that often contains oxygen and is produced when molecules are split to give products that have unpaired electrons (a process called oxidation). Free radicals can More…
freeze-dried
A method used to dry substances, such as food, to make them last longer. The substance is frozen and then dried in a vacuum
frozen section
Slice of excised tissue that is quick-frozen and used on a slide to microscopically examine.
FU
follow up
fulguration
(ful-gyoor-AY-shun) Destroying tissue using an electric current.
fulvestrant
(fool-VES-trant) A drug that is used to treat breast cancer. Fulvestrant blocks the effects of the hormone estrogen in the body. It belongs to the family of drugs called antiestrogens
functional magnetic resonance imaging
A noninvasive tool used to observe functioning in the brain or other organs by detecting changes in chemical composition, blood flow, or both
fundus
The larger part of a hollow organ that is farthest away from the organ's opening. The bladder, gallbladder, stomach, uterus, eye, and cavity of the middle ear all have a fundus
fungating
Forming an elevated growth, usually neoplastic
fungus
A plant-like organism that does not make chlorophyll. Mushrooms, yeasts, and molds are examples. The plural is fungi
FUP
cisplatin and fluorouracil
fusion protein
A protein created by joining two genes together. Fusion proteins may occur naturally or can be created in the laboratory for research
FVC
forced vital capacity
FZ
flutamide and goserelin
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