GlossaryBiopsy: A procedure used extensively to extract cells and tissues for examination to verify the presence of disease.
Cancer: A disease which is caused by the abnormal multiplication of cells in an uncontrollable fashion.
Chemotherapy: Treatment with anticancer drugs.
Dilation and curettage: D&C. This is a relatively simple operation without much complexity, which involves the cleaning of the cervical canal and uterine lining with the help of a curette after dilating the cervix.
Endometrium: is the name given to the inner lining of the uterus.
Estrogens: is the name given to the hormones secreted by the ovaries.
Hyperplasia: A condition characterized by a surge of normal cells in a tissue or organ
Hysterectomy: Surgery done to remove the uterus,
Infertility: Failure to conceive after a year of regular intercourse without contraception.
Menopause: The time in a woman's life when menstrual periods permanently stop.
Obese: Well above normal weight
Radiation therapy: The use of high-energy rays to damage cancer cells, stopping them from growing and dividing.
Salpingo: Oophorectomy: A procedure in which the fallopian tubes and ovaries are removed.
Side effects: Problems that occur in addition to the desired therapeutic effect.
Therapy: A word used to refer to any form of treatment or illness.
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