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WNL (04-25-2009) Within normal limits. ... Continue Reading

WBRT (04-25-2009) Whole-brain radiation therapy. A type of external radiation therapy that is used to treat cancer in the brain. ... Continue Reading

Wilm’s Tumor (04-25-2009) A form of kidney cancer that primarily affects young children. ... Continue Reading

Wart (04-25-2009) A raised growth on the surface of the skin or other organ. ... Continue Reading

Watchful Waiting (12-5-2001) The patient’s condition is closely monitored, but treatment is withheld until symptoms appear or change. ... Continue Reading

White Matter (12-5-2001) The part of the brain that contains myelinated nerve fibers. ... Continue Reading

White Blood Cell Count (WBC) (12-5-2001) The actual number of white blood cells seen in a blood sample. ... Continue Reading

Wernicke’s Area (12-5-2001) A part of the brain involved with language. ... Continue Reading

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. ... Continue Reading

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. ... Continue Reading

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