bulky disease

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bulky disease

term used for large tumors or lymph nodes; usually more resistant to conventional therapy.
A term for a cancer with a considerable tumour burden—‘bulk’; bulky disease generally has a poorer prognosis independent of the histologic grade; a major priority in oncology is to debulk a tumour to optimise chemo- or radiation therapy

bulky disease

Oncology A term for a CA with a considerable tumor burden–'bulk'; BD generally has a poorer prognosis independent of the histologic grade; a major priority in oncology is to debulk a tumor to optimize chemo- or RT. See Debulking operation.
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1), (3) It was generally held that - unlike the myriad other causes of mesenteric lymphadenopathy including metastatic carcinoma, sarcoma, carcinoid, AIDS-related lymphadenopathy, Whipple's disease and TB - only mesenteric lymphoma results in bulky lymphadenopathy that produces the sandwich sign.
Although many disease processes may cause mesenteric lymphadenopathy, only lymphoma results in the large, bulky lymphadenopathy that results in the sandwich sign.