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uterus


 The small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman’s pelvis. This is the organ in which a fetus develops. Also called the womb.
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by admin --> Here are some commonly used terms associated with bladder cancer: Abdomen: The part of the body that contains the pancreas, stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, and other organs.
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adenocarcinoma


Cancer that begins in cells that line certain internal organs and that have gland-like (secretory) properties.
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adjuvant


Additional cancer treatment given after the primary treatment to lower the risk that the cancer will come back. Adjuvant therapy may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy, or biological therapy.
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anesthesia


Loss of feeling or awareness. Local anesthetics cause loss of feeling in a part of the body. General anesthetics put the person to sleep.
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anterior exenteration


The standard operation to remove the bladder in female patients, which involves not only the removal of the bladder and urethra but also the removal of the uterus, cervix, ovaries, and the anterior or front wall of the vagina. This operation has recently been modified so the urethra can be preserved. In addition, patients of childbearing age may [..]
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arsenic


 A poisonous chemical used to kill weeds and pests. Also used in cancer therapy.
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bacteria


 A large group of single-cell microorganisms. Some cause infections and disease in animals and humans. The singular of bacteria is bacterium.
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bcg solution


 A form of biological therapy for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. A catheter is used to place the BCG solution into the bladder. The solution contains live, weakened bacteria (Bacille Calmette-Guerin) that activate the immune system. The BCG solution used for bladder cancer is not the same thing as BCG vaccine, a vaccine for tuberculosis.
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benign


Not cancerous; does not invade nearby tissue or spread to other parts of the body.
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