NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma, Version 1.2016
A test that looks at certain substances on the surface of cells
to identify the type of cells present.
fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)
A lab test that uses special dyes to look for abnormal
four-dimensional computed tomography (4D-CT)
A CT scan that can show the movement of organs.
gastrointestinal (GI) tract
The group of organs through which food passes after being
Instructions in cells for making and controlling cells.
The fusion of parts from two genes that creates a new gene.
A controlled loss of wakefulness from drugs.
human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing
A blood test that finds a person’s unique set of proteins on
image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
Radiation therapy that uses imaging tests during treatment to
better target the tumor.
A test that makes pictures (images) of the inside of the body.
The body’s natural defense against infection.
A test of cancer cells to find specific cell traits involved in
abnormal cell growth.
A type of drug that modifies some parts of the body’s
intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
Radiation therapy that uses small beams of different
strengths based on the thickness of the tissue.
involved-site radiation therapy (ISRT)
Treatment with high-energy rays (radiation) that is delivered
to lymph nodes and nearby sites with cancer.
A test that uses a microscope to examine a cell’s
A protein that helps to make energy in cells.
Organ that removes waste from the blood and helps to digest
A controlled loss of feeling in a small area of the body
caused by drugs.
A clear fluid containing white blood cells.
Small groups of special disease-fighting cells located
throughout the body.
Tube-shaped ducts that carry lymph throughout the body.
Network in the body that collects and transports a fluid
(lymph) and fights germs.
A type of white blood cell that helps protect the body from
Cancer that begins in white blood cells called lymphocytes
that are within the lymphatic system.
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
A test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to make
pictures of the insides of the body.
All health events and medications taken to date.
Man-made antibodies that attach proteins on cancer cells.
multi-gated acquisition (MUGA) scan
A test of the heart that uses radiation to make pictures.
natural killer (NK) cell
One of three types of a white blood cell called a lymphocyte.