Letter P Section
A simple technique in which a doctor presses on the surface of the body to feel the organs or tissues underneath.
A doctor who identifies diseases by studying cells and tissues under a microscope.
The National Cancer Institute's computer database that contains up-to-date cancer information for scientists, health professionals, parents and the public.
Peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
A method for replacing bone marrow destroyed by cancer treatment. Certain cells (stem cells) in the blood that are similar to those in bone marrow are removed from the patient's blood before treatment. The cells are given back to the patient after treatment to help the bone marrow recover and continue producing healthy blood cells.
Naturally occurring chemicals found in plants that may be important nutrients for reducing a person’s cancer risk.
The part of a blood cell that helps prevent bleeding by causing blood clots to form at the site of an injury.
A female hormone that is one of the hormones that can help some breast cancers grow.
The probable outcome or course of a disease; the chance of recovery.
An artificial replacement of a body part. A breast prosthesis is a breast form worn under clothing.
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