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Cancer Glossary: Words You Need to Know

“Glossary” refers to all the specific terms of a science, a technique or an art. For medicine, we are talking about medical terminology.

Each cancer has a very specific name, often quite obscure for patients. This complexity does not respond to a deliberate will on the part of the medical profession; it is necessary for the greatest possible precision.

Here is a brief explanation of specialized terms commonly used when talking about cancer.

Angiogenesis

A physiological process by which new blood vessels develop around a tumor, allowing it to supply itself and grow. open next page to see More