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abnormal deficiency or absence of free hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice; often associated with severe anemias and cancer of the stomach achlorhydria
(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance actinotherapy , irradiation , radiation , radiation therapy , radiotherapy
any of several cytologic smears obtained from different parts of the alimentary tract; obtained by specialized lavage techniques and used mainly to diagnose cancer in those parts alimentary tract smear
antineoplastic drug used to treat some forms of cancer alkalating agent , periwinkle plant derivative
loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers; in humans it can result from heredity or hormonal imbalance or certain diseases or drugs and treatments (chemotherapy for cancer) alopecia
any of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells; used in chemotherapy to kill cancer cells; all have unpleasant side effects that may include nausea and vomiting and hair loss and suppression of bone marrow function antineoplastic , antineoplastic drug , cancer drug
fibrous amphibole; used for making fireproof articles; inhaling fibers can cause asbestosis or lung cancer asbestos
oral dose of radioactive substance used in treatment and diagnosis of cancer atomic cocktail
not causing cancer benign
cancer, with no benign
cancer of the breast; one of the most common malignancies in women in the US breast cancer
any of several cytologic smears obtained from different parts of the lower respiratory tract; used for cytologic study of cancer and other diseases of the lungs bronchoscopic smear , lower respiratory tract smear , sputum smear
inclusion body found in plasma cells in cases of cancer cancer body , Russell's body
malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer cancer of the blood , leucaemia , leukaemia , leukemia
malignant neoplastic disease of the liver usually occurring as a metastasis from another cancer; symptoms include loss of appetite and weakness and bloating and jaundice and upper abdominal discomfort cancer of the liver , liver cancer
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer Cancer , Crab
most common form of skin cancer cancroid , squamous cell carcinoma
any substance that produces cancer carcinogen
cancer-causing carcinogen
cancer-causing substance carcinogen
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