Card Set Information
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cancer/o & carcin/o
carcinoid - to resemble cancer
: cancerous tumor derived from cartilage cells
: cancerous tumor of the uterus or a tthe site of ectopic pregnancy
primary bone cancer occurring in the pelvic area of the bones
to strain through
: cancerous tumor of smooth muscle tissue
: bone marrow tumor.
: pertaining to a form of treatment to relieve or alleviate symptoms without curing
ex. remission; process of lessening the severity of symptoms; time when symptoms of a disease are controlled.
: cancerous tumor of the testis
: cancerous tumor of the ovary or testis, can containg embryonic tissues of hair, teeth etc
: dryness of the mouth caused by radiation therapy or
: characteristic of most cancerous cells in which there is a loss of differentiation & irreversible alteration in adult cells.
anaplasia- characteristic of cancerous cell in wihch there is a loss of differentiation and an irreversible alteration in adult cells
: beyond control. Spreading process of cancer from a p[rimary siet to a secondary site.
2 ways in which malignant cells spread to body
invasive growth & metastasis
spreading process of a malignant tumor into adj normal tissue.
process whereby cancer cells are spread from primary site to distant secondary sites elsewhere in the body.
malignant tumors of epithelial tissues
ex. breast, skin, tongue, stomach, uterus
originate in connective and supportive tissues.
ex. muscles, tendons, fat, joints and bones
*add -oma to ed = osteosarcoma
cancers of blood forming tissues
cancer in the lymphoid tissue
tumor arising in the hemopoietic portion of the bone marrow
TUMOR / NODE / METASTASIS
ex. T2N1M0 - tumor stage 2, lymph node stage 1 and no metastasis
process of increasing severity of symtoms; a time when the symptoms of a disease are most prevalent - opposite of remission
acute lymphocytic leukemia
acute meyloid leukema
chronic lymphocytic leukemia
chronic myelocytic leukemia
brest self examination
cancer antigen 125
fine needle aspiration
prostate specific antigen
malignant tumor, commonly in Africa, affects children, massive swollen jaw.
: cancerous tumor of the brian
form of lymphoma that occurs in children and young adults.
malignant neoplasm that causes violaceous vascular lesions - seen in AIDS pts
tumor of kidney, aka Wilm's tumor. Found in children ages 2-3
testicular self examination
process by which normal cells have a distinct appearance and specialized function