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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «C»:

  1. Cancer, lymphoma, non-Hodgkin Cancer, lymphoma, non-Hodgkin
    Cancer, lymphoma, non-Hodgkin: A lymphoma is a cancer that develops in the lymphatic system. The most common symptom of non-Hodgkin lymphomas is a painless swelling in the lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin. Non-Hodgkin lymphomas are diagnosed with a biopsy of an enlarged lymph node. Fo...
  2. Cancer, male breast Cancer, male breast
    Cancer, male breast: See: Breast cancer, male....
  3. Cancer, malignant melanoma Cancer, malignant melanoma
    Cancer, malignant melanoma: A skin cancer that begins in cells called melanocytes that can grow together to form benign (not cancerous) moles. A change in size, shape, or color of a mole can be a sign of melanoma. Melanoma can be cured if detected early, before spread (metastasis) to other areas of ...
  4. Cancer, melanoma Cancer, melanoma
    Cancer, melanoma: A skin cancer that begins in cells called melanocytes that can grow together to form benign (not cancerous) moles. A change in size, shape, or color of a mole can be a sign of melanoma. It can be cured if detected early, before spread (metastasis) to other areas. Diagnosis is confi...
  5. Cancer, multiple myeloma Cancer, multiple myeloma
    Cancer, multiple myeloma: A bone marrow cancer involving a type of white blood cell called a plasma (or myeloma) cell. The tumor cells can form a single collection (a plasmacytoma) or many tumors (multiple myeloma). Plasma cells are part of the immune system and make antibodies. Because patients hav...
  6. Cancer, myeloma Cancer, myeloma
    Cancer, myeloma: A bone marrow cancer involving a type of white blood cell called a plasma (or myeloma) cell. The tumor cells can form a single collection (a plasmacytoma) or many tumors (multiple myeloma). Plasma cells are part of the immune system and make antibodies. Because patients have an exce...
  7. Cancer, non-small cell lung Cancer, non-small cell lung
    Lung Cancer Slideshow Pictures Effects of Secondhand Smoke Slideshow Pictures Tips to Quit Smoking Slideshow Pictures Cancer, non-small cell lung: Cancer of the lung which is not of...
  8. Cancer, oat cell Cancer, oat cell
    Lung Cancer Slideshow Pictures Effects of Secondhand Smoke Slideshow Pictures Tips to Quit Smoking Slideshow Pictures Cancer, oat cell: See: Oat cell cancer....
  9. Cancer, oral Cancer, oral
    Cancer, oral: Cancer of the mouth area. A sore in the mouth that does not heal can be a warning sign of oral cancer. A biopsy is the only to know whether as abnormal area in the oral cavity is cancer. Oral cancer is caused by tobacco (smoking and chewing) and alcohol use. Surgery to remove the tumor...
  10. Cancer, ovarian Cancer, ovarian
    Cancer, ovarian: Cancer of the ovary, the egg sac of females. The anatomic location of the ovaries: Most ovarian growths (tumors) in women under age 30 are benign, fluid- filled cysts. These cysts are not cancerous. There are several types of ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer that begins on the sur...
  11. Cancer, ovary Cancer, ovary
    Cancer, ovary: Cancer of the egg sac of females: the ovary. The anatomic location of the ovaries: Most ovarian growths (tumors) in women under age 30 are benign, fluid- filled cysts. These cysts are not cancerous. There are several types of ovarian cancer. Symptoms of ovarian cancer can be vague...
  12. Cancer, pancreas Cancer, pancreas
    Cancer, pancreas: See: Pancreatic cancer....
  13. Cancer, pancreatic Cancer, pancreatic
    Cancer, pancreatic: See: Pancreatic cancer....
  14. Cancer, papillary Cancer, papillary
    Cancer, papillary: Cancer of a structure called the papilla or ampulla of Vater, a small muscle located at the junction where the common bile duct (carrying bile from the liver and secretions from the pancreas) empties into the duodenum (upper small intestine). Because of its location, this cancer...
  15. Cancer, penis Cancer, penis
    Cancer of the penis: Cancer of the penis is a disease in which malignant cells originate in the tissues of the penis. Cancer of the penis is rare in the United States. Men who are not circumcised at birth may have a higher risk for getting cancer of the penis. (A circumcision is an operation in...