NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Part 9: Dictionary
A solution of fluoride and glucose
sugar) put in your body to make
cancer show up better on certain
A controlled loss of wakefulness
Grouping of cancer types based
on differences in the structure and
organization of cells.
Itchy, swollen, and red skin caused by
the body ridding itself of an invader.
Treatment only to reduce symptoms
caused by cancer without treating the
Tests that take pictures of the inside
of the body.
Redness, heat, pain, and swelling
from injury or infection.
Radiation therapy that uses small
beams of different strengths based on
the thickness of the tissue.
A clearly seen division in an organ or
part of the body.
A controlled loss of feeling in a small
area of the body from drugs.
An organ in the body made of airways
and air sacs.
A clear fluid containing white blood
Lymph node sampling
Removal of one group of disease-
fighting cells from a cluster.
Small groups of special disease-
fighting cells located throughout the
Tube-shaped ducts that carry lymph
throughout the body.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
A test that uses radio waves and
powerful magnets to see the shape
and function of body parts.
Mediastinal lymph nodes
Groups of disease-fighting cells in the
middle of the chest.
A thin, long tube fitted with tools to
work inside the chest.
Use of a thin tool inserted above the
breastbone to do work in the middle of
The area of the chest between the
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