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follicle

[fah-lick-uhl] a sac or pouch-like structure made up of groups of cells. There are many types of follicles of all sizes in the body; for example, in the scalp, around the teeth, in lymph cells, in the thyroid, and in the ovaries. See also follicular.

Cancer Glossary

... See also follicular. follicular Search [fah-lick-yuh-ler]. relating to a follicle
or follicles. In medicine, may refer to a type of cell ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=f

Cancer Glossary

... parafollicular Search [pair-uh-fah-LICK-yuh-ler]. near a follicle. ... See also follicle,
follicular. partial mastectomy Search. see mastectomy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=p

What is Merkel cell carcinoma?

... The middle layer of the skin, called the dermis, is much thicker than the
epidermis. It contains hair follicles, sweat glands, blood vessels, and nerves. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-merkelcell/detailedguide/skin-cancer-merkel-cell-carcinoma-what-is-merkel-cell-carcinoma

What is anal cancer? | American Cancer Society

... verge (called the perianal skin or the anal margin) is also made up of squamous
cells, but it also contains sweat glands and hair follicles, which are ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/analcancer/detailedguide/anal-cancer-what-is-anal-cancer

What are basal and squamous cell skin cancers?

... It contains hair follicles, sweat glands, blood vessels, and nerves that are held
in place by a protein called collagen, which gives the skin its ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-basalandsquamouscell/detailedguide/skin-cancer-basal-and-squamous-cell-what-is-basal-and-squamous-cell

Preserving fertility in women with cancer

... used to see the ovaries and the fluid sacs (follicles) that contain ripe eggs.
A needle is guided through the upper vagina, into each follicle to collect ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/sexualsideeffectsinwomen/fertilityandwomenwithcancer/fertility-and-women-with-cancer-preserving-fertility-in-women

Hair loss

... Hair is lost when chemotherapy drugs travel throughout the body to kill cancer
cells. Some of these drugs damage hair follicles, making hair fall out. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/dealingwithsymptomsathome/caring-for-the-patient-with-cancer-at-home-hair-loss

Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Cancer Risk

... by testing your blood for levels of certain hormones made by the pituitary gland,
called luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/medicaltreatments/menopausal-hormone-replacement-therapy-and-cancer-risk

What is melanoma skin cancer?

... It contains hair follicles, sweat glands, blood vessels, and nerves that are held
in place by a protein called collagen, which gives the skin its ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-melanoma/detailedguide/melanoma-skin-cancer-what-is-melanoma

Researchers Closing in on the Future of Lung Cancer Drugs

... quickly, such as those in the bone marrow (where new blood cells are made),
the lining of the mouth and intestines, and the hair follicles, which can ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/researchers-closing-in-on-the-future-of-lung-cancer-drugs