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...

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...

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...

MORPHINE

is the primary ingredient in opium and was first synthesized in 1806. Morphine is widely used as an analgesic and sedative drug, especially in...

STANOLONE

a semi-synthetic form of dihydrotestosterone used to treat some breast cancers.

VULVECTOMY

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

BRCA1 AND BRCA2

The 2 major genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer.

AMPUTATION

with regard to the medical or trauma-related separation of an appendage from the core body or from another limb on the body. A medical...

PSYCHOONCOLOGY

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

ANTIANDROGEN THERAPY

a type of medical treatment using anitandrogens to mitigate an excessive level of male hormones. Specifically, it may correct hair loss, prostrate cancer, and...

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