RADIATION THERAPY

Also called radiotherapy, radiation therapy is primarily used in the treatment of cancers. A radioactive isotope may be implanted, or the area to...

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...

ANTIESTROGEN

a substance (e.g., tamoxifen) that lessens the physiological effects of estrogenic hormones on the tissues that are normally responsive to them. May function by...

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...

NEOPLASM

is a term which is normally used to describe a new, abnormal malignant tumour, as seen in cases of cancer. There is normally a...

WERNICKE'S ENCEPHALOPATHY

a neurological disorder elicited by a deficiency of vitamin B. The principal indicators are confusion, occulomotor irregularities, and ataxia. The disorder is most often...

ONCOLOGY

the examination and remediation of non-cancerous and cancerous tumors. This department of medicine and of behavioral or populace sciences entails the management of cancer...

ATTRIBUTABLE RISK

in epidemiology, the incidence rate of a disease or disorder that can be considered to have been caused by exposure to a specific risk...

ALPHA-FETOPROTEIN (A-FETOPROTEIN AFP)

a protein seen in the blood plasma of developing children while inutero and cultivated by a few growths in mature people. Concerning mice, rats,...

PROPHYLACTIC SURGERY

Prophylactic surgery is surgery performed in anticipation of the onset of a particular disease or condition in the organ or area of the body...

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