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Ablative Iodine (I-131)

Therapeutic doses of radioactive iodine with the aim of destroying all remaining thyroid tissues.

Acute

means sudden or severe.
See also: Chronic

Adjuvant-Chemotherapy

chemotherapy given as an "add-on" to primary cancer treatment, as in surgery or radiotherapy.

See also: Chemotherapy.
See also: Surgery

B-Cells

Lymphocytes responsible for humoral (fluid based) immunity and antibody production.

Cervical-Cancer

Cervical cancer is a common type of malignancy accounting for about 6% of all cancers found in women. It is a disease in which cancerous cells develop in the uterine cervix (this is the connecting passage between the uterus and vagina). The peak incidence of cervical cancer occurs between the ages of 40 to 55. It is rare before the age of 35, however the incidence of cervical cancer in younger women rose dramatically during the two decades after 1960. Regular Pap smear tests may detect abnormal changes in the cervical tissues, before cancer develops. Symptoms of cervical cancer may include vaginal bleeding after intercourse or bleeding between periods. However, in the early stages of the disease there are often no obvious signs or symptoms, so regular smear tests are important.

See also: Colposcopy
See also: Pap-Test

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