Curettage, curettage of the lining of the uterus. Implies that there will be removed superficial tissues.
Atypical cells: Abnormal cells, cells with a different look than usual. May be harmless, but can also result from cell changes.
Biopsy: Tissue sample, a piece of tissue is removed and sent for microscopic examination. Used for diagnostics.
Carcinoma in situ (CIS): Localized cell changes that do not grow into the deeper layer and is not carcinogenic but a precursor.
Cell Change: Cells that are different, but have not developed into cancer cells.
Cervical abrasion: scraping from the cervix.
Columnar: epithelium with cylindrical cells. Seems the cervix.
Cyst: Medical term for liquid-filled process can be either benign (benign) or malignant (malignant)
Cytotoxic agents (cytotoxic / chemotherapy): Generic term to various chemical drugs that can be used individually or in combination.
Dysplasia: Cell Change.
Epithelium: Tissues, for example. The mucous membranes lining the outer and inner body surfaces.
Freezing (cryosurgery): Surgical Technique, wherein the tissue is strongly cooled.
Gynecology: The doctrine of women’s diseases.
Human papilloma virus (HPV): Large family of viruses. Some sexually transmitted and can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. Others may provide hand and foot warts. Many are completely harmless to humans.
Hysterectomy: The uterus is removed by surgery (OM = uterus in Greek).
Immune system: The body’s own defense system.
Intracavitary radiation therapy: The treatment in which the emitters are placed in natural body cavities. Used in some cases of cervical cancer.
Intravenously: Washing given through a vein (blood vessel).
Chemotherapy: Treatment with chemical substances (cytotoxic) to attack the cancer cells.
Colposcopy: Examination of the lining of the vagina and cervix using binoculars (Gulf = vagina in Greek).
Conization / taper: Conic. A surgical procedure in which a cone-shaped piece of tissue is removed from the cervix.
Lymph: The liquid that circulates in the lymphatic system. Lymph penetrate the tissues of the body, supplying the cells nutritional and leading away waste products.
Lymph nodes: Accumulation of nodes (for example in the groin, the armpit and abdominal cavities), which filters the lymph.
Lymfeårer: A network of veins that go to all parts of the body, just like blood circulation.
Metastases: “Daughter bombast”. Arise when cancer cells spread to a neighboring organ or directed with blood or lymph to another location in the body and begin to grow there.
Omental: The intestinal fat apron deleted from stomach and colon covers many organs in the abdominal cavity.
Omentectomy: Removal of the “fedtforklædet” in the abdominal cavity in connection with a surgical operation.
Menopause: Menopause. The period in a woman’s life when the production of sex hormones decreases and menstruation ceases.
Squamous epithelium, epithelium with plate-shaped cells.
Portibiopsi: Tissue sample from the part of the uterus, which goes down in the vagina (cervix).
Progesterone: One of the female sex hormones.
X: Unit of measurement for amount of X-rays or gamma rays. X-ray provides information on the body’s shape, size and density of lighter and darker shadows.
Salpingo-oophorectomy: Fallopian tube (fallopian tube) and ovarian (oofor) is removed by surgical intervention.
Radiation therapy: Radiation therapy. Radiotherapy. Energy transfer via electromagnetic waves, or via particles (also known as ionizing radiation).
Tumor: Medical identifying the tumor, can be either benign (benign) or malignant (malignant).
Ultrasound: Sound waves with high frequencies, which can be converted into an image on a screen. A medical examination method.
Estrogen, the female sex hormone.