NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Part 9: Dictionary
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A heavy metallic chemical.
The use of tests to find cancer before
signs of cancer appear.
Ratings of the growth and spread of
A gas that is released from the body
Cancer of cells that form the lining of
structures or form glands.
Firm, flexible, supportive tissue at the
base of the windpipe.
The “building blocks” of tissues in the
Drugs that stop the growth process of
cells in an active growth phase.
Days of treatment followed by days
Treatment that combines
chemotherapy with radiation therapy.
The layer of muscles and bones
under the skin that covers the chest
A hard, semi-gray metallic chemical.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary
Trouble with breathing due to lung
damage or too much mucus.
Rating the extent of a tumor based on
tests before treatment.
Research on a test or treatment to
assess its safety or how well it works.
The use of two or more drugs.
Complete blood count (CBC)
A test of the number of blood cells.
Treatment given along with standard
Computed tomography (CT)
A test that uses x-rays to view
Chemotherapy given at the same time
as radiation therapy.
One or more first-line drugs is
A dye put into your body to make
clearer pictures during imaging tests.
Conventional radiation therapy
Radiation that is given in small doses
for weeks and targets both the tumor
and some normal tissue.
A sheet of muscles below the ribs that
helps a person to breathe.