Glossary of Terms

A cancer diagnosis comes with a laundry list of new words and abbreviated terms (acronyms like CAT and T-cell, just to name a few). Below is a link to the National Cancer Institute’s exhaustive list of terms used in relation to cancer and its treatment. We hope this will help as you begin to translate from medical to understandable.

Click here for a list of Cancer Terms, a resource with more than 6,000 terms related to cancer and medicine.