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common terms
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  1. a tumor that can be completely eradicated by RT is _________?
    radiocurative
  2. the use of 2 or more drugs to kill tumor cells
    additive therapy
  3. chemotherapeutic agents include: (5)
    • alkylating agents
    • antimetabolites
    • hormones
    • antibiotics
    • antimitotics
  4. oral mucositis
    ulceration of lining cells in the mouth caused by radiation to the jaw
  5. myelosuppression
    bone marrow destruction with leukopenia, anemia, and thrombocytopenia
  6. fibrosis
    • increase in connective tissue
    • seen with radiation tx to the lungs
  7. mushrooming pattern of growth: tumor cells pile on top of each other
    fungating
  8. characterized by large, open, exposed surfaces
    ulcerating
  9. characterized by redness, swelling, and heat
    inflammation
  10. growths are projections from a base: sessile and pedunculated tumors are examples
    polypoid
  11. tumors form large open spaces filled with fluid: serous and mucinous tumoes are examples
    cystic
  12. tumors resemble wart-like growths
    verrucous
  13. tumors are large, soft and fleshy
    medullary
  14. examples of inherited cancers
    • retinoblastoma
    • polyposis coli syndrome
    • breast

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