NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,459 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- treatment summary
- listen (TREET-ment SUH-muh-ree)
- A detailed summary of a patient’s disease, the type of treatment the patient received, and any side effects or other problems caused by treatment. It usually includes results of laboratory tests (such as pathology reports and biomarker tests) and imaging tests (such as x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs), and whether a patient took part in a clinical trial. A treatment summary may be used to help plan follow-up care after treatment for a disease, such as cancer.