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Dictionary | Acronyms

tumor

An abnormal mass of cells.

ultrasound

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

of the body.

undifferentiated cells

Cells that look very different from normal cells under a

microscope.

x-ray

Use of small amounts of radiation to make pictures of the

insides of the body.

Acronyms

NCCN

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network

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AUS

atypia of undetermined significance

CAM

complementary and alternative medicine

CBC

complete blood count

CEA

carcinoembryonic antigen

CNS

central nervous system

CT

computed tomography

DNA

deoxyribonucleic acid

EBRT

external beam radiation therapy

FAP

familial adenomatous polyposis

FDG

18F-fluorodeoxyglucose

FLUS

follicular lesion of undetermined significance

FNA

fine-needle aspiration

IMRT

intensity-modulated radiation therapy

MEN

multiple endocrine neoplasia

MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

NIFTP

noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like

nuclear features

PET

positron emission tomography

PET/CT

positron emission tomography/computed tomography

PPARs

peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors

RAI

radioactive iodine

RFA

radiofrequency ablation

rhTSH

recombinant human TSH

FVPTC

follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma

SBRT

stereotactic body radiation therapy

Tg

thyroglobulin

TSH

thyroid-stimulating hormone

NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Thyroid Cancer, Version 1.2017