In Israel there are over 200,000 cancer patients and survivors, and thousands of caregivers lending them assistance. During the treatment trajectory and coping process, they encounter unfamiliar medical terms. In order to clarify terminology used by physicians and medical staff when discussing cancer and its treatment, and convey it in layman's language, the ICA has published an up-to-date oncology glossary of terms (in Hebrew). The terms that appear in the glossary are arranged in alphabetical order, and are explained in simple, user-friendly language. The lexicon contains 300 basic oncology terms: diseases, treatments, medications and more.
Please click here to view the glossary of terms
According to Mrs. Miri Ziv, ICA Director General: "Over the years, patients and caregivers have become active participants in the decision-making process regarding medical treatment. In recognition of the fact that knowledge and language constitute imperative tools for facilitating the decision-making process for individuals coping with the disease, the ICA has published a glossary of terms which will serve as a mediator between patients and caregivers".
The oncology glossary of terms was published courtesy of Roche Pharmaceuticals as part of the "Roche Lends a Hand" initiative.
To obtain a free copy, please contact the ICA Telemeida Teleinformation Center at: 1-800-599995.