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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Hodgkin Lymphoma, Version 1.2015

Glossary

Dictionary

Dictionary

abdomen

The belly area between the chest and pelvis.

allogeneic stem cell transplant

A cancer treatment that destroys bone marrow then replaces

it by adding healthy blood stem cells from a donor.

anesthesia

Loss of feeling with or without loss of wakefulness that is

caused by drugs.

angiogenesis inhibitor

A type of drug that prevents growth of new blood vessels into

tumors.

autologous stem cell transplant

A cancer treatment that destroys bone marrow then replaces

it by adding healthy blood stem cells from the patient.

B symptoms

High fevers, heavy night sweats, and fast weight loss without

dieting caused by Hodgkin lymphoma.

B-cell

One of three main types of white blood cells called

lymphocytes that help protect the body from illness. Also

called B-lymphocyte.

biopsy

Removal of small amounts of tissue or fluid to be tested for

disease.

blood chemistry profile

Measurement of the amount of chemicals in the blood.

body plethysmograph

A test done in a small room with a small tube to measure

how much air is in your lungs after inhaling or exhaling.

bone marrow

Soft, sponge-like tissue in the center of most bones where

blood cells are made.

bone marrow aspiration

Removal of a small amount of bone marrow that is liquid to

test for disease.

bone marrow biopsy

Removal of a small amount of solid bone and bone marrow

to test for disease.

cancer stage

Ratings of the growth and spread of tumors.

chemotherapy

Drugs that stop the growth process of cells in an active

growth phase.

chyle

A fatty liquid absorbed from the gut into the lymphatic

system.

classical Hodgkin lymphoma

The more common types of Hodgkin lymphoma.

clinical trial

Research on a test or treatment to assess its safety or how

well it works.

complete blood count (CBC)

A test of the number of blood cells in a sample.

comprehensive metabolic panel

Tests of about 14 chemicals in your blood.

computed tomography (CT)

A test that uses x-rays to view body parts.

contrast

A dye put into your body to make clearer pictures during

imaging tests.

Deauville scale

A rating by doctors of treatment response based on

comparing the uptake of a radiotracer by cancer sites to two

other sites.

deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)

A chain of chemicals inside cells that contains coded

instructions for making and controlling cells.

diagnose

To identify a disease.