Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «C»:
Cancer, breast, susceptibility genes
Cancer, breast, susceptibility genes: Inherited factors that
predispose to breast cancer. Put otherwise, these genes make one more susceptible to the
disease and so increase the risk of developing breast cancer. Two of these genes, BRCA1
and BRCA2, have been identified (and prominently publicized). ...
Cancer, cervical: See: Cervical cancer....
Cancer, cervix: See: Cervical cancer....
Cancer, colon: A malignancy that arises from the inner lining of the colon. Most, if not all, of these cancers develop from colonic polyps. Removal of these precancerous polyps can prevent colon cancer.
Colon polyps and early colon cancers cause no signs or symptoms. Full-blown colon cancer can ca...
Cancer, endometrial: See: Endometrial cancer....
Cancer, esophageal: See: Esophageal cancer....
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Cancer, esophagus: See: Esophageal cancer....
Cancer, gastric: Cancer of the stomach, the major organ that holds food for digestion. Worldwide, stomach cancer is the second most frequent cancer and the second leading cause of death from cancer. It can develop in any part of the stomach and spread to other organs.
Duodenal ulcers (peptic ulcer...
Cancer, Hodgkin disease (adult)
Hodgkin's disease: A type of lymphoma, a cancer that develops in the lymph system, part of the body's immune system. Because there is lymph tissue in many parts of the body, Hodgkin's disease can start in almost any part of the body. The cancer can spread to almost any organ or tissue in the body, i...
Cancer, islet cell
Cancer, islet cell: See: Islet cell cancer....
Cancer, kidney: Malignancy of the kidney, the organ that is primarily responsible for the removal of metabolic products from the body. The types of kidney cancer in adults and children are different and distinct:
Adults -- Kidney cancer tends to occur after age 50 and strikes men twice as often as ...
Cancer, larynx: Cancer of the voice box (the larynx)
which is located at the top of the windpipe (trachea). Also called laryngeal cancer or laryngeal carcinoma.
Cancer of the larynx occurs most often in people over the age of 55 years. A clear association has been made between smoking, excess al...
Cancer, leukemia: Leukemia is a cancer of the white
blood cells. Leukemias are grouped by how quickly the disease develops (acute or chronic)
as well as by the type of blood cell that is affected. People with leukemia are at
significantly increased risk for developing infections, anemia, and bleedin...
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Cancer, lung: Cancer of the major organ of
respiration - the lu...
Cancer, lymphoma, Hodgkin (adult)
Cancer, lymphoma, Hodgkin (adult): A type of
lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system). The most common symptom of
Hodgkin disease is a painless swelling in the lymph nodes in the neck,
underarm, or groin.
Hodgkin disease is diagnosed when abnormal tissue is detected by a
after a biop...