NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - page 98

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Version 1.2014
Part 9: Dictionary
The return of cancer after treatment.
Recurrent laryngeal nerve
A bundle of fibers that sends signals
between the spine and voice box.
The transfer of gases in and out of the
Respiratory system
The group of organs that transfers
gases in and out of the body.
A tool that holds back the edges of a
surgical cut.
Risk factor
Something that increases the chance
of getting a disease.
Scalene nodes
Groups of disease-fighting cells
in the neck.
Secondary tumor
A mass of cancer cells that formed
from the first mass of cancer cells.
Second-hand smoke
Inhaled smoke from a lit smoking
product or that was exhaled by a
Second-line treatment
The next treatment(s) given when
first-line treatment fails.
A drug that helps a person to relax or
go to sleep.
Surgical removal of a large part of a
Sequential chemoradiation
Chemotherapy followed by radiation
Side effects
An unplanned physical or emotional
response to treatment.
A natural mineral mostly found in
The steps needed to prepare for
radiation therapy.
Single agent
The use of one drug.
Sleeve lobectomy
Surgical removal of an entire lobe and
part of the bronchus.
Small cell lung cancer
Lung cancer of small, round cells.
Solid nodule
A small mass of tissue of high density.
A test that uses a tube to measure
how fast you breathe.
Squamous cells
Thin, flat cells that line many surfaces
of the body.
Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy
Radiation therapy that uses precise,
high-dose beams.
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)
Radiation therapy that uses precise,
high-dose photon beams to treat
brain tumors.
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