NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Colon Cancer - page 81

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
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Colon Cancer, Version 1.2014
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Glossary
Acronyms
targeted therapy
Drugs that stop the action of molecules that start the growth
of cancer cells.
tumor deposit
The presence of tiny tumors where the lymph drains from the
tumor.
ultrasound
A test that uses sound waves to take pictures of the insides
of the body.
vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)
A molecule that binds to cells that form blood vessels.
villous polyp
A polyp with a ruffled structure.
visceral peritoneum
The inner layer of tissue lining around the abdomen; also
called the serosa. 
Acronyms
CAM
Complementary and alternative medicine
CEA
Carcinoembryonic antigen
CBC
Complete blood count
CT
Computed tomography
DNA
Deoxyribonucleic acid
EGFR
Epidermal growth factor receptor
FAP
Familial adenomatous polyposis
HNPCC
Hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer
IV
Intravenous
MRI
Magnetic resonance imaging
PET/CT
Positron emossion tomography/computed tomography
VEGF
vascular endothelial growth factor
NCCN Abbreviations and Acronyms
NCCN
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National Comprehensive Cancer Network
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NCCN Patient Guidelines
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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
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NCCN Guidelines
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NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology
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