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afebrile without fever
biological therapy (also called biotherapy or immunotherapy) treatment of cancer with biological response modifiers (BRM) that work with the immune system
carcinoma in situ // in situ cancer in the early stage before invading surrounding tissue // in place, not wandering around
chemotherapy (chemo) treatment of cancer with drugs
encapsulated enclosed within a capsule, as with benign or malignant tumors that have not spread beyond the capsule of the organ in which it originated
exacerbation increase in the severity of a disease or its symptoms
febrile having a fever
hospice provides palliative or supportive care for terminally ill patients and their families
idiopathic pertaining to disease of unknown origin
inflammation localized protective response to injury or tissue destruction characterized by redness, swelling, heat, and pain
in vitro outside the body or in a lab setting
in vivo within the living body
malignant tending to become progressively worse and to cause death, as in cancer
morbidity state of being diseased; incidence of illness in a population
palliative providing relief but not cure
radiation therapy (XRT) (also called radiation oncology or radiotherapy) treatment of cancer with a radioactive substance, x-ray, or radiation
remission improvement or absence of signs of disease
neoadjuvant therapy a cancer treatment that precedes other treatment, such as administering chemotherapy or radiation therapy to a patient before surgery
adjuvant chemotherapy the use of chemotherapy after or in combination with another form of cancer treatment such as administering chemo after surgery or with radiation therapy
brachytherapy the use of radiotherapy in which the source of radiation is placed within or close to the area being treated
CA (abr.) carcinoma (abr.)
chemo (abr.) chemotherapy (abr.)
Dx (abr.) diagnosis (abr.)
METS (abr.) metastases (abr.)
Px (abr.) prognosis (abr.)
RBC (abr.) red blood cell (erythrocyte) (abr.)
XRT (abr.) radiation therapy (abr.)
WBC (abr.) white blood cell (leukocyte) (abr.)