Immuno 26.txt

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Immuno 26.txt
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Immuno 20 malignancies
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  1. Neoplasm?
    Cells that no longer respond to growth mechanisms (often overgrown)
  2. 3 characters of benign tumors?
    • 1) indefinite growth
    • 2) defined structure
    • 3) don't invade healthy tissues
  3. 3 characters of malignant tumors?
    • 1) indefinite growth
    • 2) no defined structure
    • 3) invade healthy tissues
  4. 3 cancers of immune system?
    • Lymphoma
    • Leukemia
    • Myeloid
  5. Carcinoma origin and attack site?
    • Origin: ectoderm
    • Site: skin, breast, prostate, lung, stomach, colon
  6. Sarcoma origin and attack site?
    • origin: mesoderm
    • site: bone, fat, muscle, blood vessels, cartilage
  7. diff b/t Acute and Chronic leukemia?
    • Acute: immature bone marrow cells that continually proliferate
    • Chronic: slightly more mature bone marrow cells but cannot fight off infection well
  8. Another term for Acute Leukemia?
    Blastic
  9. Another term for chronic leukemia?
    Cytic
  10. Myelogenous Leukemia?
    Involves granulocytes and monocytes
  11. Lymphocytic leukemia?
    involves B/T cells (mainly B-cells)
  12. Lymphoma?
    Tumor mass found in secondary immune system (nodes, spleen, MALT)
  13. Two lymphoma categories?
    • HD (Hodgkin's disease)
    • NHL (Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma)

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