VULVECTOMY

noun. the surgical removal of all or a portion of the vulva . A vulvectomy is carried out as a type of remediation for...

PSYCHOONCOLOGY

The study of psychological responses to cancer. These responses are studied as to how they relate to risk, detection, course treatment and...

CRYPTORCHIDISM

noun. The state of a man whose testicles haven't lowered into the scrotum. It's not uncommon and doesn't hinder the normal hormonal operations that...

CANCER PHOBIA

n. an irrational fear of cancer which pervades one's thoughts. The fear of developing cancer becomes all-consuming, and this is expressed as obsessive-compulsive...

CANDLELIGHTERS CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION

n. a non-profit organization which links families and children going through cancer. It provides information on childhood cancer treatment and related services. As a...

VIRUS

noun. 1. a microscopic parasitic compound which contains an RNA or DNA center encompassed by a safeguarding protein coating. As viruses can't multiply or...

FENTANYL

a very potent opioid analgesic that is used for anesthesia during surgery, for the management of severe cancer pain in patients resistant to other...

CARCINOGEN

Any substance that can start a cancer developing.

NATURAL KILLER CELL (NK CELL)

is one of the many types of lymphocyte white blood cell in the human body which destroy infected or cancerous cells using a variety...

CANCER PHOBIA

The fear of developing cancer and the fear of cancer.

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