A swelling of a part of the body, generally without inflammation, caused by an abnormal growth of tissue, whether benign or malignant.


a compound consisting of two or more amino acids linked in a chain, produced by the thymus gland.


a lymphocyte of a type produced or processed by the thymus gland and actively participating in the immune response.

Supportive therapies

treatment methods which may be used just as complementary to the conventional oncological treatment.


plastic or metal tube with a certain diameter for bridging of tumor-dependent stenoses.


measurement and graphic representation of the pulmonary functions using technical equipment.

Sonographically guided biopsy

Taking of tissue or cell samples for microscopic examination from a living organism by means of a special cannula and under sonographic visual control.


piercing skin tissue with a hallow needle to exctract body fluids.


A medical instrument with an integral lamp for examining the anus and lower part of the rectum or carrying out minor medical procedures.


Each of a pair of serous membranes lining the thorax and enveloping the lungs in humans and other mammals.