If you are reading this, you have probably learned that you or someone you know has cancer. Oncology – or the study of cancer – has its own complex vocabulary, as you have probably figured out.
The TLC Medical Dictionary explains the most common terms you need to know to completely understand your treatment and what is happening to your body. If you hear a word or expression not listed here, don’t be afraid to ask someone on your medical team. Or you can email the editor and a medical advisor will get back to you with an explanation.