Anal Cancer | Cancer of Anal - Glossary

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Glossary

Biopsy: A procedure where a sample of tissue is removed for the purpose of diagnosis.

Cancer: An abnormal growth of cells that spreads to other parts of the body and can result in death if not treated.

Chemotherapy: Drugs given to destroy cancer cells or invading organisms.

Gastroenterologist: A doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the digestive system (which includes the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, intestines, and liver).

Immunity: The ability of the body to fight disease.

Prognosis: The probable outcome of a disease.

Radiotherapy: Radiation used to destroy cancer cells.

Swab: A piece of cotton or gauze attached to a stick used for applying or removing a substance from the surface.

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