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...

CARCINOGEN

n. any cancer-causing substance which a person ingests or comes in contact with, directly. Also, any cancer-initiating agent which someone gets exposed to, indirectly....

MULTIMODAL TREATMENT APPROACH

is one method of curing a condition or disease by applying multiple treatments, one such example is in the treatment of Cancers.

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...

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...

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...

VULVECTOMY

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

CANCER

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

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...

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