17 Staging The process of determining the extent to which a cancer has developed by spreading Potential methods are ultrasonography of the upper abdo men skeletal scintigraphy thorax X ray compute rized tomography CT and magnetic resonance tomography MRT Supportiva Supportive Therapy A collective term for drugs and measures applied to relieve pain and reduce side effects of a treat ment chemotherapy Tumor marker Proteins produced by the tumor which are found in blood Cytostatic drugs Drugs administered as infusions or tablets with the goal to kill or to inhibit the growth of malig nant cells The treatment with cytostatic drugs is called chemotherapy Remember If there is anything you have not understood please ask us

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