Best Doctors 2013: Medical Speak
Hair loss; alopecia is often the result of certain types of cancer treatment.
The general term for many diseases in which abnormal cells grow and spread uncontrollably.
The use of high-energy radiation from X-rays, gamma rays, etc. to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.
Small cells in blood that the body uses for clotting; high platelet counts can be an indication of cancer.
A decrease in red blood cell, white blood cell and platelet counts caused by cancer treatment, namely chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
The medical term for a tumor (benign or malignant); a neoplasm is an abnormal mass of tissue that occurs when cells multiply or grow abnormally.
A series of tests and exams to determine the extent of cancer in the body and treatment measures.
A treatment for cancer and other diseases through artificial stimulation of the body's immune system.
[Carcinoma in situ]
The earliest stage of cancer during which the tumor is confined to one local area.
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February 16, 2013