BRCA1 AND BRCA2

The 2 major genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer.

LEUPROLIDE

a hormone which blocks the actions of androgens and oestrogens in the human body used in the treatment of tumours, precocious puberty and advanced...

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...

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...

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...

ORCHIDECTOMY

noun. the surgical removal of at least one of the testicles. It might be done whenever a testicle is damaged or infected, like whenever...

AMSTERDAM CRITERIA

the traditional requirements for recognizing a family with genetic nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. The requirements are marked by a three-two-one prototype: three people who have...

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...

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...

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...

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