NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma, Version 1.2016
A period of testing for changes in cancer status while not
receiving a specific treatment.
A doctor who’s an expert in testing cells to find disease.
A rating of one’s ability to do daily activities.
A review of the body by a health expert for signs of disease.
positron emission tomography (PET)
A test that uses radioactive material to see the shape and
function of body parts.
positron emission tomography/computed
A test that uses radioactive material and x-rays to view the
shape and function of organs and tissues.
Radiation therapy that uses protons to treat a disease. Also
called hadron therapy.
Removal of a skin sample using a sharp hollow device.
The use of radiation to treat cancer.
A type of drug used for short-term loss of feeling or
awareness in a part of the body without loss of wakefulness.
A drug that helps a person to relax or go to sleep.
Removal of a skin sample from the first skin and part of the
An unplanned physical or emotional response to treatment.
An organ to the left of the stomach that helps protect the
body from disease.
stem cell transplant
A cancer treatment that destroys bone marrow then replaces
it by adding healthy blood stem cells.
A drug used to reduce redness, swelling, and pain, but also
to kill cancer cells.
Treatment for the symptoms or health conditions caused by
cancer or cancer treatment.
Drugs that stop the growth process that is specific to cancer
One of three types of a white blood cell called a lymphocyte.
three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy
Radiation therapy that uses beams that match the shape of
A gland located behind the breastbone.
A group of tissue within the throat that contains many white
blood cells called lymphocytes and fights germs that enter
the mouth and nose.
The switching of parts between two chromosomes.
tumor lysis syndrome
A condition that occurs when many cancer cells die very
quickly and release their contents into the blood, which can
damage the kidneys and other organs.
A test that uses sound waves to take pictures of the inside of
A chemical that is made and released into the blood when
cells and other substances in the body break down.