Items Tagged ‘W’

April 25th, 2009

Wilm's Tumor

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A form of kidney cancer that primarily affects young children.

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April 25th, 2009

Wart

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A raised growth on the surface of the skin or other organ.

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December 5th, 2001

White Blood Cell Count (WBC)

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The actual number of white blood cells seen in a blood sample.

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December 5th, 2001

Whipple Procedure

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A type of surgery used to treat pancreatic cancer. The surgeon removes teh head of the pancreas, the duodenum, a portion of the stomach, and other nearby tissue.

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December 5th, 2001

White Matter

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The part of the brain that contains myelinated nerve fibers.

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December 5th, 2001

Wernicke’s Area

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A part of the brain involved with language.

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December 5th, 2001

Wafer Implants

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A product that is placed in the brain at the site of surgery. The implant slowly dissolves and releases an anti-cancer drug.

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December 5th, 2001

Wire Localization

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A procedure used to guide a surgical breast biopsy when the lump is difficult to locate or in areas that look suspicious on the x-ray but do not have a distinct lump.

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December 5th, 2001

Wada Test

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Administration of a drug into an artery to find areas of the brain that control speech and memory.

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December 5th, 2001

Wilm’s Tumor

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A form of kidney cancer that primarily affects young children.

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December 5th, 2001

Wobe-Mugos

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A Cam biologic/orthomolecular therapy consisting of a particular enzyme mixture which enhances the immune system and may help block tumor growth.

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December 5th, 2001

White Blood Cells

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Cells that help the body fight infection and disease.

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December 5th, 2001

Wiskott-Aldrich

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An inherited disease effecting the immune system. Some characteristics of the disease include chronic skin problems and frequent syndrome infections.

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December 5th, 2001

Whitmore-Jewett Staging System

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A system used for the staging of prostate cancer.

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December 5th, 2001

Watchful Waiting

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The patient’s condition is closely monitored, but treatment is withheld until symptoms appear or change.

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