also known as swollen glands, is an inflammation of the lymph nodes
is any disease process usually involving enlargement of the lymph nodes
is a radiographic study of the lymphatic vessels and nodes with the use of a contrast medium to make these structures visible.
is a benign abnormal collection of lymphatic vessels forming a mass.
is an abnormal accumulation of lymphatic fluid that causes swelling usually in the arms.
are WBCs that specialize so they can attack specific microorganisms.
which are produced by the T cells, direct the immune response by signaling between the cells of the immune system. They attract macrophages to the infected site and prepare them to attack
is a general term applied to malignancies that develop in the lymphatic system
which is a type of phagocyte, protects the body by ingesting invading cells and by interacting with other cells of the immune system
the new cancer site that results from the spreading process
the process by which cancer spreads from one place to another.
which is caused by the pathogenic yeast Candida albicans, is an infection of the skin or mucous membranes. These infections are usually localized in the mouth or the vagina.
cancer of the muscle
is a malignant tumor derived from muscle tissue
new and abnormal tissue formation
is a sarcoma of nervous system orgin
is used to describe all lymphomas other than hodgkins lymphoma
is a specialist in the diagnosing and treating malignant disorders such as tumors and cancer.
is the study of the prevention, causes, and treatment tumors and cancer.
is a pathogen that normally does not cause disease but is able to cause illness in a weakened host whose resistance has been decreased by a different disorder
is a malignant tumor usually involving the upper shaft of long bones, the pelvis, or knee.
is a plant or animal that lives on or within another living organism at the expense of that organism
is a microorganism that causes a disease. A microorganism is a living organism that is so small it can be seen only with the aid of a microscope.
is large WBC that can ingest and destroy substances such as cell debris, dust, pollen, and pathogens.
When a phagocyte that eats a substance
is a acute viral infection that may be transmitted to humans by the blood, tissue, or saliva of an infected animal.
is a malignant tumor of childhood arising from cells of the retina of the eye and usually occurring before the third year of life
is a small bacterium that lives in lice, fleas, ticks and mites.
is a viral infection characterized by fever and a diffuse, fine, red rash. if the mother had rubella, during the early stages of pregnancy, the disease may cause congenital abnormalities in the infant.
is a malignant tumor that arises from connective tissue. Tissues affected by sarcomas include bones, bladder, kidneys liver, lungs, muscles, and spleen.
are spiral-shaped bacteria that have flexible walls and are capable of movement.
is an enlargement of the spleen.
is bleeding from the spleen.
are bacteria that form the irregular groups or cluster
are bacteria that form a chain
is a radiation therapy administered at a distance from the body.
is located superior to the heart. Although it is composted largely of lymphatic tissue, the thymus plays important roles in the endocrine and immune systems.
western blot test
performed to confirm the diagnosis. The western blot test, which detects the presence of specific viral proteins, produces more accurate results.