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Counts (12-22-2015)

When your doctor or nurse talks about monitoring your counts, they are talking about your “blood counts” or the numbers of blood cells, including white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets that are measured in your blood. Your transplant... Continue Reading

Cord blood transplant (12-22-2015)

The injection of umbilical cord blood to restore a patient’s blood production system that has been suppressed by chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy used in treating severe blood disorders such as aplastic anemia or cancer. Cord blood contains... Continue Reading

Conditioning (12-22-2015)

The process of preparing the patient to receive donated stem cells collected front the blood or bone marrow.  Often done through the use of chemotherapy, radiation therapy or both, conditioning is intended to do one of three things: Eliminate cancer... Continue Reading

Central line (12-22-2015) This is also called a central venous catheter. It is a small, flexible tube inserted into a large vein near the heart to administer medications and draw blood. It is also used to give the stem cells that you receive during your transplant. ... Continue Reading

Coccygodynia (or coccydynia) (10-6-2015) Persistent pain in the region of the coccyx ... Continue Reading

Conus medullaris (10-6-2015) The cone-shaped tapering of the lower terminal portion of the spinal cord ... Continue Reading

Claudication (10-6-2015) A cramping, burning, aching sensation in limbs brought on by activity that decreases blood flow to the nerves (neurogenic) or the muscles (vascular) supplying the extremity ... Continue Reading

Cauda equina (10-6-2015) A bundle of nerves, resembling the tail of a horse, that descends vertically from the lumbar, sacral and coccygeal spinal nerves ... Continue Reading

ceritinib (03-16-2015)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: ceritinib Trade Name: Zykadia® For which conditions is this drug approved? Zykadia is approved for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that is caused by a defect in a gene... Continue Reading

Cyramza® (11-8-2014)

Class: Biological Therapy  Generic Name:  ramucirumab Trade Name:  Cyramza® For which conditions is this drug approved? Cyramza is approved for the treatment of advanced gastric cancer or gastro-esophageal junction adenocarcinoma on or after flouropyrimidine-... Continue Reading

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