Anaphylatic shock, or anaphylaxis
A severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.
A decreased number of red blood cells, which can cause fatigue, weakness and shortness of breath.
Not cancerous. Does not spread to nearby tissue or other parts of the body.
The spongy tissue inside bones that produces white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets.
A drug or combination of drugs that kills cancer cells, and often healthy cells, in various ways.
Mental processes, such as memory, reasoning and problem-solving.
Any change in the DNA of a cell. Genetic mutations can be harmful, beneficial or have no effect.
A test to look for a genetic mutation that is known to cause a specific disease or increase the risk of developing a specific disease.
A blood disorder.
A doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of blood cancer and other blood disorders.
A doctor that specializes in treating diseases of the immune system.
A natural part of the immune response to eliminate the initial cause of injury and begin the wound-healing process. It is often associated with pain, swelling and redness.
An increase in the number of white blood cells.
Failure to take in adequate nutrients from food.
A cancerous or invasive disease; characterized by uncontrolled growth and spreading to other parts of the body.
A doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
The analysis of tissue, cell and body fluid samples to diagnose disease.
A repository, or database, of detailed medical information on people with a specific disease.
The expected or probable outcome or course of a disease.
Spreads rapidly and often excessively.
Drugs that reduce the production of gastric acids to relieve ulcer-like symptoms.
Itching of the skin.
Treatment aimed at relieving symptoms of a disease but not the underlying cause of the disease.
Treatment that affects the whole system, or body, and is aimed at slowing or stopping the progression of a disease.
Drugs designed to attack a specific biological target or pathway that is involved in the development and progression of disease.
A decreased number of platelets in the blood.
Spots on the skin that look like freckles and can turn into hives if scratched, irritated or exposed to sudden changes in temperature.