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Glossary for Tumours related to AIDS

  • Anal Cancer: Cancer (malignant) that develops in the tissues of the anus.
  • Benign tumor: A tumor or growth that remains localized; not always harmless.
  • Breast Cancer: Cancer of the breast.
  • Burkitt's lymphoma: Lymphoma associated with Epstein Barr virus.
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Cervical cancer: Cervical cancer is malignant cancer of the cervix uteri or cervical area
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: A common form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma characterized by abnormal proliferation of B-lymphocytes. It is a cancer of the B-lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) which, if untreated, can spread to other parts of the body such as the bones and the liver. It differs from follicular lymphoma in that it is a high-grade lymphoma that usually develops rapidly. Follicular lymphoma often transforms into diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
  • Head and neck cancer: Any cancerous tumor affecting the head and/or neck region.
  • Hodgkin's Disease: A form of cancer that affects the lymphatic system.
  • Immune disorders: Disorders that affect the immune system
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma: Kaposi's sarcoma is a cancerous tumor of the connective tissue, and is often associated with AIDS.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Various diseases spread by sexual contact.
  • Viral diseases: Any disease that is caused by a virus

 

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