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WNL (04-25-2009)

Within normal limits.  Read More →

WBRT (04-25-2009)

Whole-brain radiation therapy. A type of external radiation therapy that is used to treat cancer in the brain.  Read More →

Wilm’s Tumor (04-25-2009)

A form of kidney cancer that primarily affects young children.  Read More →

Wart (04-25-2009)

A raised growth on the surface of the skin or other organ.  Read More →

Watchful Waiting (12-5-2001)

The patient’s condition is closely monitored, but treatment is withheld until symptoms appear or change.  Read More →

White Matter (12-5-2001)

The part of the brain that contains myelinated nerve fibers.  Read More →

White Blood Cell Count (WBC) (12-5-2001)

The actual number of white blood cells seen in a blood sample.  Read More →

Wernicke’s Area (12-5-2001)

A part of the brain involved with language.  Read More →

Whipple Procedure (12-5-2001)

A type of surgery used to treat pancreatic cancer. The surgeon removes teh head of the pancreas, the duodenum, a portion of the stomach, and other nearby tissue.  Read More →

Wafer Implants (12-5-2001)

A product that is placed in the brain at the site of surgery. The implant slowly dissolves and releases an anti-cancer drug.  Read More →

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