A type of cancer that arises from a particular type of cell within the brain or spinal cord. Also called CNS PNET.

CNS prophylaxis. Chemotherapy or radiation therapy given to the central nervous system (CNS) as a preventive treatment. It is given to kill cancer cells that may be in the brain and spinal cord, even though no cancer has been detected there. Also called CNS prophylaxis, central nervous system sanctuary therapy, and CNS sanctuary therapy.

English dictionary of cancer terms . 2015.

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  • CNS PNET — Central nervous system primitive neuroectodermal tumor. A type of cancer that arises from a particular type of cell within the brain or spinal cord. Also called central nervous system primitive neuroectodermal tumor …   English dictionary of cancer terms


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