Some general onocological terms related to radiology reports, chemotherapy treatments, surgical procedures, etc.

-penia

deficiency, e.g., neutropenia means a deficiency of a type of white blood cell called a neutrophil.

Iliac crest

the hip bone in which a large quantity of bone marrow is concentrated.

Subclavian catheter

see central venous catheter.

-ectomy

surgical removal.

-emia

of the blood; usually refers to a blood disorder, e.g., leukemia or anemia Emesis vomit.

-itis

inflammation.

-pathy

disease.

-plasia

development,formation

ABMT

autologous bone marrow transplant.

Acute

Having severe symptoms and a short course.

Adjuvant therapy

additional drug or other treatment designed to enhance the effectiveness of the primary treatment.

Alkaline phosphatase

an enzyme produced by the liver or bone. An elevated level of alkaline phosphatase in the blood may indicate a liver or bone problem.

Alopecia

loss of hair.

Anaphalaxis

acute allergic reaction shortness of breath, rash, wheezing, hypotension.

Anemia

too few red blood cells in the bloodstream, resulting in insufficient oxygen to tissues and organs.