Ch15-Key_Terms

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  1. A remedy that enhances the effect of another therapy.
    adjuvant
  2. A remedy that replaces a patient’s blood or bone marrow with blood or bone marrow from a donor
    allogeneic
  3. The loss of hair.
    alopecia
  4. The establishment of blood supply through formation of new blood vessels.
    angiogenesis
  5. A drug that prevents, kills, or blocks the growth and spread of cancer cells.
    antineoplastic
  6. The collection and storage of blood or blood components from a patient for subsequent transfusion to that same person.
    autologous
  7. The treatment with radioactive sources placed into or near the tumor or affected area
    brachytherapy
  8. A breakdown of muscle mass resulting from rapid weight loss or a general wasting due to illness or stress.
    cachexia
  9. The separation of a wound or scar. A rupture or splitting open, as of a surgical wound or of an organ or structure to discharge its contents as splitting open
    dehiscence
  10. Relating to the formation of red blood cells.
    erythropoietic
  11. An inflammation of the tongue.
    glossitis
  12. The degree of malignancy or cell differentiation of the tumor cells.
    grading
  13. A procedure to collect tissue such as the spongy bone marrow from inside bones containing stem cells.
    harvesting
  14. Pertaining to the formation of blood or blood.
    hematopoietic
  15. Increase in number.
    hyperplasia
  16. Abnormal enlargement, increase in size and mass, of a body part or organ.
    hypertrophy
  17. Within the spinal canal, the space between the double-layered covering or lining of the brain and spinal cord.
    intrathecal
  18. The removal of blood to collect specific blood cells; the remaining blood is returned to the body
    leukapheresis
  19. Cells that invade and destroy nearby tissues and spread to other parts of the body
    malignant
  20. Spread of cancerous tumor to other distant locations.
    metastasis
  21. An inflammation and ulceration of the lining of the mouth, throat, or gastrointestinal (Gl) tract most commonly associated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer.
    mucositis
  22. A decrease in the production of red blood cells, platelets, and some white blood cells by the bone marrow. Also, inhibition of the production of blood cells, a bone marrow function nadir. The period of time following chemotherapy, usually 7 to 10 days after chemotherapy when blood counts drop, thereby increasing susceptibility to infection or bleeding
    myelosuppression
  23. Adjunctive or adjuvant therapy given prior to the primary (main) therapy.
    neoadjuvant
  24. An abnormal mass of cells, can be benign or malignant.
    neoplasm
  25. Cancer susceptibility genes. When altered or mutated proto-oncogenes promote tumor formation or growth.
    oncogenes
  26. The process of easing symptoms and maximizing quality of life when cure or control is not possible
    palliation
  27. The use of X-rays and other forms of radiation in treatment.
    radiotherapy
  28. The extent or spread of the tumor within the body from the site of origin.
    staging
  29. The inflammation of the soft tissues in the mouth resulting in mouth sores. It is a common side effect of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and some biological therapy.
    stomatitis
  30. Substances that are expressed by the tumor or by normal tissue in response to a tumor
    tumor markers
  31. Inflammatory biochemical that is produced in response to various stressors
    tumor necrosis factor
  32. An intravenous (IV) medication that causes blisters and tissue injury when it escapes into surrounding tissue. Vesicatory refers to causing blisters
    vesicant

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