Diagnosis & Treatment Glossary
Here are some of the common terms used in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer.
Please select an alphabet to view a list of terms starting with that letter:
A tumour composed of a number of tissues not usually found at that site.
A surgical operation in which a hole is made into the trachea through the neck to relieve obstruction to breathing.
The implantation of an organ or tissue from one part of the body to another or from one person (the donor) to another (the recipient).
Oxford Concise English-Chinese Medical Dictionary (Second Edition 2000), Oxford University Press
Churchill’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary (Fourth Edition 2004), Longman
Online Merriam Webster dictionary at www.merriam-webster.com
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