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.