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...

PSYCHOONCOLOGY

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

BRCA1 AND BRCA2

The 2 major genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer.

RUBINSTEIN-TAYBI SYNDROME (RSTS RTS)

Disease identified by small stature, medium to serious mental retardation, distinct facial characteristics, and wide thumbs and first toes. Additional features of the syndrome...

CANCER

A group of diseases that feature the unregulated growth of a normal cell to forma malignant tumour that can invade other tissue.

CAUSALITY

Philosophy. All events have causes and are consequences of earlier events. See causation- determinism. Causality means that something has a cause-effect relationship with something...

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...

BCL-2

n. a family of regulator proteins, first of which is the B-Cell Lymphoma-2 (BCL-2) gene. These are genes whose proteins and protein products help...

CARCINOGEN

Any substance that can start a cancer developing.

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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