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Pathology - Search for term

Pathology - A medical specialty concerned with the study of disease.

Pathologist - Search for term

Pathologist - This doctor specializes in the study of disease.

Pituatart Gland - Search for term

Pituatary Gland - Is a tiny gland (about the size of a pea) which sits at the base of your brain. This gland secretes many hormones which work to control the way our body functions.

Partial Mastectomy - Search for term

Partial Mastectomy - (Also called lumpectomy or breast conserving surgery). During this surgery, the cancer and a small amount of normal tissue around the cancer, known as the margin, are removed.

Physiotherapist - Search for term

Physiotherapist - A healthcare professional who specializes in helping people to recover from surgery or injuries and return to a life of physical independence.

Period - Search for term

Period - Also called menstruation. Near the end of the menstrual cycle, if an egg does not meet a male sperm, the uterus sheds its thickened lining through the vagina. This is called the period.

Platelets - Search for term

Platelets - These blood cells allow your blood to clot when you are injured.

Port-a-cath - Search for term

Port-a-cath - A special device that is placed under you skin. It connects to one of the large veins that delivers blood to your heart. It provides your treatment team better access to your bloodstream when giving you intravenous (or IV) fluids or medication.

Progestrone - Search for term

Progesterone - This is a type of hormone in your body. It is made and released by the ovaries and helps prepare the uterus for pregnancy. Sometimes, progesterone can help cancer cells grow.

Physical Exam - Search for term

Physical Exam - During a physical exam, a member of your treatment team will study your body to see if there are any physical signs of health problems.

Pre-operative Clinic - Search for term

Pre-operative Clinic - Before you have your surgery, the hospital will arrange for you to be seen at this clinic. During your visit, the treatment team will make sure that they have all the information they need to prepare for your surgery. A doctor will examine you. You will also have some more tests such as blood tests, a cardiogram and a chest x-ray. You may have a bone scan and an abdominal ultrasound.

paediatric - Search for term