NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Melanoma - page 101

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
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Melanoma, Version 1.2014
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Glossary
Acronyms
vertical growth phase
Direction of tumor growth is down into the skin.
white blood cells
A type of blood cell that fights disease and infection.
wide excision
Surgical treatment that removes the whole tumor and some
normal-looking tissue around its edge.
widespread metastatic disease
Cancer that has spread from the first tumor to many distant
sites in the body.
x-ray
Use of small amounts of radiation to make pictures of organs
and structures inside the body. 
Acronyms
ABCDE rule
Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Color, Diameter, Evolving
BCG
Bacillus Calmette-Guerin
cm
centimeter
CT
computed tomography
FDA
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
FNA
fine-needle aspiration
IL-2
interleukin-2
LDH
lactate dehydrogenase
mm
millimeter
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
PET
positron emission tomography
PET/CT
positron emission tomography/computed tomography
SPF
sun protection factor
SRS
stereotactic radiosurgery
TNM
Tumor, Node, Metastasis
UV
ultraviolet
UVA
ultraviolet-A
UVB
ultraviolet-B
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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