NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Lung Cancer Screening
Part 7: Dictionary
A type of cancer-killing drug.
A very toxic metallic chemical.
A mineral fiber used in housing and
A starting point to which future tests
Tissue without cancer cells.
A hard, gray metallic chemical.
Removal of small amounts of tissue or
fluid to be tested for disease.
An organ that holds and expels urine
from the body.
A status to identify doctors who
finished training in a specialized field
The two airways extending from the
windpipe into the lungs.
A thin, long tube fitted with tools that
is guided down the mouth.
Use of a thin tool guided down the
mouth into the lungs.
A heavy metallic chemical.
A mineral found in body tissues.
The use of tests to find cancer before
signs of cancer appear.
A hard, semi-gray metallic chemical.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary
Trouble with breathing due to lung
damage or too much mucus.
An organ that changes eaten food
from a liquid into a solid form.
Computed tomography (CT)
A test that combines many x-rays
to make pictures of the inside of the
A medicine that cures disease or
Gases from fuel that is thick, heavy,
and made from crude oil.
Cancer that has had little or no growth
into nearby tissues.
A force that attracts or repels and is
produced by an electric current.
The tube-shaped digestive organ
between the mouth and stomach.
A close watch by your doctors of
possible cancer using tests.