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  1. Campylobacter jejuni Campylobacter jejuni
    Campylobacter jejuni: A bacterium that typically infects the bowels. Now the leading cause of bacterial food poisoning, Campylobacter jejuni is most often spread by contact with raw or undercooked poultry. A single drop of juice from a contaminated chicken is enough to make someone sick. Disease cau...
  2. Campylobacteriosis Campylobacteriosis
    Campylobacteriosis: Disease caused by Campylobacter jejuni, now the leading cause of bacterial food poisoning, most often spread by contact with raw or undercooked poultry. A single drop of juice from a contaminated chicken is enough to make someone sick with Campylobacteriosis. Campylobacterio...
  3. Canavan disease Canavan disease
    Canavan disease: A severe progressive inherited (genetic) disorder of the central nervous system (CNS). The signs of Canavan disease usually appear when the children are between 3 and 6 months of age. They include developmental delay (significant motor slowness), enlargement of the head (macrocepha...
  4. Cancer Cancer
    Cancer: An abnormal growth of cells which tend to proliferate in an uncontrolled way and, in some cases, to metastasize (spread). Cancer is not one disease. It is a group of more than 100 different and distinctive diseases. Cancer can involve any tissue of the body and have many different forms in...
  5. Cancer anorexia Cancer anorexia
    Cancer anorexia: Loss of desire to eat due to cancer. Cancer anorexia contributes to malnutrition, increases morbidity (illness) and mortality (death), and impinges on the quality of life....
  6. Cancer antigen 125 Cancer antigen 125
    Cancer antigen 125: See: CA 125....
  7. Cancer care Cancer care
    Cancer care: Taking care of cancer. When cancer is suspected, a biopsy is usually performed and the tissue is sent to a pathologist for evaluation. If a cancer diagnosis is made, an oncologist will evaluate the patient to determine the stage of the cancer. Staging usually involves a precise evaluat...
  8. Cancer causes Cancer causes
    Cancer causes: In most individual cases of cancer, the exact cause of cancer is unknown. The causes may include increased genetic susceptibility; environmental insults, such as chemical exposure or smoking cigarettes; lifestyle factors, including diet; damage caused by infectious disease; and ma...
  9. Cancer cluster Cancer cluster
    Cancer cluster: A greater-than-expected number of cancer cases that occurs within a group of people in a geographic area over a period of time. The expected number of cancer cases is calculated and compared to the observed number of cancer cases. A cancer cluster is confirmed when the observed/expec...
  10. Cancer detection Cancer detection
    Cancer detection: Methods used to find cancer in persons who may or may not have symptoms. Symptoms of cancer are abnormal sensations or conditions that persons can notice that are a result of the cancer. It is important to your doctor for regular checkups and not wait for problems to occur. But you...
  11. Cancer Institute, National Cancer Institute, National
    Cancer Institute, National: The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S. The mission of the NCI is to "lead a national effort to reduce the burden of cancer morbidity and mortality and ultimately to prevent the disease. Through basic and cli...
  12. Cancer of the appendix Cancer of the appendix
    Cancer of the appendix: See: Appendix cancer....
  13. Cancer of the cervix Cancer of the cervix
    Cancer of the cervix: See: Cervical cancer....
  14. Cancer of the clitoris Cancer of the clitoris
    Cancer of the clitoris: See: Cancer of the vulva....
  15. Cancer of the labia Cancer of the labia
    Cancer of the labia: See: Cancer of the vulva....