Caring for People With Cancer

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Caring for People With Cancer
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2012-08-29 22:08:02
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Caring for People With Cancer
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  1. Benign
    An adjective used to describe a non-cancerous tumor (that is, a tumor that does not progress or invade other tissues)
  2. Biopsy
    A diagnostice procedure that involves obtaining a tissue sample and examining it under a microscope for cancerous cells
  3. Chemotherapy
    The use of medication to destroy malignant cancer cells
  4. Malignant
    An adjective used to describe a cancerous tumor (that is, a tumor that has the ability to progress or invade other tissues)
  5. Metastasis
    The process by which cancer cells spread from their original location in the body to a new location, which may be quite distant from the first
  6. Prognosis
    A doctor's prediction of the course of a person's disease, and his or her estimation of the person's chances for recovery
  7. Radiation therapy
    A type of therapy that uses energy transmitted by waves to destroy cancer cells
  8. Stomatitis
    Inflammation of the mouth, often seen in people who are receiving chemotherapy
  9. Tumor
    An abnormal growth of tissue; the cells that form the tumor may be benign or malignant

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