Cancer Word List for Patients

A diagnosis of cancer can cause a major disruption in the economic, social and personal lives of cancer patients and their families. Suddenly, complex and difficult-to-understand information is presented and important decisions need to be made based on this information. The Cancer Information Service provides this Cancer Word List to describe terms that may be used in this process so that patients and family members can take an active role in their care.

A-B | C-D | E-F | G-H | I-J | K-L | M-N | O-Q | R-S | T-U | V-Z