major cancer

major cancer

A malignancy which, if untreated, results in death of its host; most malignancies are “major” and, once developed, must be eradicated aggressively and the patient followed for indications of recurrence.

major cancer

Oncology A CA which, if untreated, results in death of its host; most malignancies are 'major' and once developed must be eradicated aggressively and Pt followed for indications of recurrence. Cf Minor cancer.
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JOHN NEWLANDS, senior cancer information nurse at the Macmillan Support Line, says: "The da Vinci surgical robot is a relatively new way of operating on prostate cancer and is still confined to a handful of major cancer centres in the UK.
A MONSTER-sized ice bucket challenge has chilled college staff to the bone - but boosted the funds of a major cancer charity.
A SOLICITOR, who only started cycling this year, has tackled a gruelling night bike challenge in aid of three major cancer charities.
This difference did not appear to be due to a difference in cancer incidence in any one of the major cancer sites, such as breast, lung, prostate, or colon, but was in overall cancer incidence.
QUEEN'S University researchers announced a major cancer breakthrough yesterday.
Bahrain-based Sakana Holistic Housing Solutions, a leading Islamic mortgage finance provider, has teamed up with top student based organisation AIESEC Manama to support four major cancer workshops.
BURLESQUE dancers and live musicians will perform to raise cash for a major cancer charity at the Peacock Lounge tonight.
Newton, an oncology practice nurse, and other contributing nurses provide a comprehensive guide that describes providing nursing care to patients with cancer, with information on incidence, etiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic workup, histology, staging, treatment, prognosis, and prevention of major cancer types.
The House's location in Manhattan, in close proximity to 12 major cancer treatment centers, draws children and families from across the country and the world, as weil as from the metropolitan New York City area.
The study, to examine the prevalence and clustering of physical activity, fruit and vegetable consumption (five-a-day), and smoking across six major cancer survivor groups and to identify any associations with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) examined data from more than 9000 survivors participating in the American Cancer Society's Study of Cancer Survivors.
Thematically, the entries address cancer in society, business and economics of cancer, types of cancer, major cancer associations, associations by cancer type, other relevant associations, biographies of prominent international scientists, major hospitals and treatment centers, treatments and therapies, alternative treatments and therapies, known or suspected carcinogens and causes of cancer, prevention, and cancer by country.