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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «C»:

  1. Cancer of the pancreas Cancer of the pancreas
    Cancer of the pancreas: See: Pancreatic cancer....
  2. Cancer of the rectum Cancer of the rectum
    Cancer of the rectum: See: Rectal cancer....
  3. Cancer of the tongue Cancer of the tongue
    Cancer of the tongue: See: Tongue cancer....
  4. Cancer of the vulva Cancer of the vulva
    Cancer of the vulva: An uncommon cancer of women in which the malignancy is in the vulva, the outer part of the vagina, that includes the labia. Cancer of the vulva occurs mainly in women over 50 although it is becoming more common in younger women. Clues may include constant itching, severe burning...
  5. Cancer registry Cancer registry
    Cancer registry: A register designed to collect information about the occurrence (incidence) of cancer, the types of cancers that occur and their locations within the body, the extent of cancer at the time of diagnosis (disease stage), and the kinds of treatment that patients receive. In the US, the...
  6. Cancer survivor Cancer survivor
    Cancer survivor: Someone who has received the diagnosis of a potentially fatal form of cancer and is therefore forced to face his or her own mortality. The phrase was coined on July 25, 1985 in an essay in the New England Journal of Medicine by Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan. Mullan's essay was entitled "The ...
  7. Cancer symptoms Cancer symptoms
    Cancer symptoms: Abnormal sensations or conditions that persons can notice that are a result of a cancer. It is important to see your doctor for regular checkups and not wait for problems to occur. But you should also know that the following symptoms may be associated with cancer: changes in bowel o...
  8. Cancer, adult primary liver Cancer, adult primary liver
    Cancer, adult primary liver: A tumor in which the cancer starts during adulthood in cells in the liver. Also called hepatocellular carcinoma. Primary liver cancer is different from cancer that has metastasized (spread) from another place in the body to the liver. The signs and symptoms may incl...
  9. Cancer, basal cell Cancer, basal cell
    Cancer, basal cell: The most common type of skin cancer, a disease in which the cancer cells resemble the basal cells of the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin. Basal cell carcinomas usually appear as the classic "sore that doesn't heal." A bleeding or scabbing sore that seems to get somewhat...
  10. Cancer, bile duct Cancer, bile duct
    Cancer, bile duct: An uncommon type of cancer that arises from the bile duct, the tube that connects the liver and the gallbladder to the small intestine. The part of the bile duct that is outside the liver is called the extrahepatic bile duct. Bile, a fluid made by the liver that breaks down fats...
  11. Cancer, bladder Cancer, bladder
    Cancer, bladder: Cancer of the organ responsible for temporarily holding urine after it leaves the kidneys. The most common warning sign of cancer in the bladder (the hollow organ in the lower abdomen that stores urine) is blood in the urine. The diagnosis of bladder cancer is supported by findings ...
  12. Cancer, bone Cancer, bone
    Cancer, bone: A malignancy in bone. Primary bone cancer, one that begins in bone, is uncommon but it is not unusual for a malignancy to spread to bone from other parts of the body such as from breast, lung, and prostate. The most common type of primary bone cancer is osteosarcoma, which develops in...
  13. Cancer, brain Cancer, brain
    Cancer, brain: Cancer of the central information processing center of the body. Tumors in the brain can be malignant or benign, and can occur at any age. Only malignant tumors are cancerous. Primary brain tumors cancer initially forms in the brain tissue. Secondary brain tumors cancers are cance...
  14. Cancer, breast Cancer, breast
    Cancer, breast: Cancer of the tissue containing or involving the milk glands (mammary tissue). Breast cancer is diagnosed with self- and physician- examination of the breasts, mammography, ultrasound testing, and biopsy. There are many types of breast cancer that differ in their capability of spr...
  15. Cancer, breast, familial Cancer, breast, familial
    Cancer, breast, familial: A number of factors have been identified that increase the risk of breast cancer. One of the strongest of these risk factors is the history of breast cancer in a relative. About 15-20% of women with breast cancer have such a family history of the disease, clearly reflecting...