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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, Version 1.2017

Glossary

Dictionary

testicular cancer

Cancer of a testicle.

thyroid

A gland located in the throat, just beneath the voice box.

toxin

A poison made in nature.

tumor grade

A rating of how much cancer cells look like normal cells.

tumor marker

Substances in body fluid or tissue that may be a sign of

cancer.

ultrasound

A test that uses sound waves to take pictures of the inside of

the body. Also called ultrasonography.

uterus

The female organ where babies grow during pregnancy. Also

called the womb.

white blood cell

A type of blood cell that fights infection.

x-ray

Use of small amounts of radiation to make pictures of the

inside of the body.