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Cancer therapy lexicon


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Treatment that aims to improve well-being, relieve symptoms or control the growth of cancer.
The pancreas is about 6 inches long, flat gland that is located in the abdomen behind the stomach. It produces enzymes that are released into the small intestine to help with digestion. 
Pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer begins when abnormal cells in the pancreas grow and divide out of control and form a tumor.
Some tumor remains.
A physician perform and interpret laboratory tests and exam tissues. 
Study of disease by examining body tissues, organs and materials.  
Method of scan for detecting the growth of cells.
An inactive material identical in appearance to a drug given to the test patients under similar conditions.  It is used to eliminate the improvement due to the belief (psychological effect) rather than the effect of a medication. 
Primary peritoneal cancer (PPC) is a relatively rare cancer that develops most commonly in women. PPC is a close relative of epithelial ovarian cancer, which is the most common type of malignancy that affects the ovaries. The cause of primary peritoneal cancer is unknown.
Primary tumor
The first place, the place of origin of the cancer. After spreading the name of the cancer remain the name of the primary tumor.
A statement about the likely outcome of disase.


The advancement or growth of cancer.


The written description of a cancer treatment, including dosages and formulas of any drugs to be administered.