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anti cancer virus

Health care; Cancer treatment

Specially engineered viruses that, when injected into the blood, can selectively kill cancer cells throughout the body. The anti cancer virus attacks only tumors while leaving the healthy tissue ...

invasive hydatidiform mole

Health care; Cancer treatment

A type of cancer that grows into the muscular wall of the uterus. It is formed after conception (fertilization of an egg by a sperm). It may spread to other parts of the body, such as the vagina, ...

lymph vessel

Health care; Cancer treatment

A thin tube that carries lymph (lymphatic fluid) and white blood cells through the lymphatic system. Also called lymphatic vessel.

mineral oil

Health care; Cancer treatment

A type of oil that is made from petroleum (mixture of oily liquids found in the earth). Mineral oil is used in laxatives, lubricants, creams, and lotions.

noradrenaline

Health care; Cancer treatment

A chemical made by some nerve cells and in the adrenal gland. It can act as both a neurotransmitter (a chemical messenger used by nerve cells) and a hormone (a chemical that travels in the blood and ...

paraganglia

Health care; Cancer treatment

A collection of cells that came from embryonic nervous tissue, and are found near the adrenal glands and some blood vessels and nerves. Most paraganglia secrete epinephrine and norepinephrine.

polymorphism

Health care; Cancer treatment

A common change in the genetic code in DNA. Polymorphisms can have a harmful effect, a good effect, or no effect. Some polymorphisms have been shown to increase the risk of certain types of cancer.

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