Glossary of Terms
There are currently 17 names in this directory beginning with the letter B.
Fluid made by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; bile is excreted into the small intestine, where it helps digest fat.
Dark-green substance formed when red blood cells are broken down. The bilirubin is part of the bile; the abnormal buildup of bilirubin because of an obstruction causes jaundice.
Treatment with drugs that boost the body's disease-fighting ability (immunotherapy) and drugs that kill fast-growing cells (chemotherapy).
Involves the use of pulsed energy or magnetic fields to change the body’s electromagnetic fields and treat illness.
A measurable substance found in body fluid or tissue that may be a sign of disease or infection.
Process of removing tissue samples, which are then examined under a microscope to check for disease.
Tissue removed from the body and examined under a microscope to determine whether disease is present.
Borderline resectable pancreatic cancer
Cancer that is confined to the pancreas but that approaches nearby structures or causes severe symptoms, so that it might not be possible to remove all the cancer with surgery.
A gene that normally helps to suppress cell growth; a person who inherits an altered version of this gene has a higher risk of getting breast, ovarian, or prostate cancer, and possibly pancreatic cancer.
A gene that normally helps to suppress cell growth; a person who inherits an altered version of this gene has a higher risk of getting breast, ovarian, prostate, or pancreatic cancer.