NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Part 9: Dictionary
Cancer of cells that make fluids or
A treatment given after the main
treatment used to cure disease.
A small organ on top of each kidney
that makes hormones.
A type of cancer-killing drug.
Treatments used in place of standard
The tiny sacs in the lungs where
gases are transferred in and out of the
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)
Proteins on the edge of a cell that
send signals for the cell to grow.
Loss of feeling with or without loss of
wakefulness that is caused by drugs.
A very toxic metallic chemical.
A mineral fiber used in housing and
Collapse of a lung.
Tissue without cancer cells.
A hard, gray metallic chemical.
Removal of small amounts of tissue or
fluid to be tested for disease.
Blood chemistry test
Measurement of the amount of
chemicals in the blood.
A status to identify doctors who
finished training in a specialized field
A test done in a small room with a
small tube to measure how much
air is in your lungs after inhaling or
Radiation received from a radioactive
object placed near or in the tumor.
The two airways extending from the
windpipe into the lungs.
Branches of small airways within the
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.
One of the two main airways that
extends into the lungs.