Purple MOD Vocab #2

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endoscopic resection

small surgical excision through a natural body opening

spontaneous regression

cancer cells revert back to normal

antibiotic

medication used to kill bacteria

rhabdomyoma

striated muscle tumor

metastasis

spread of cancer cells to other body tissues

radiation therapy

radiation used to destroy malignant cells

carcinogenic

cancer producing

cryosurgery

surgery performed using a super cooled probe

benign

not malignant

malignant

cancerous

thermogram

technique used to record heat

oncogenesis

formation of tumor

multicentric

neoplasm of the same type of tissue occuring at several sites

in situ

confined to one place

bone marrow biopsy

surgical procedure in which bone marrow is removed and examined

chemotherapy

cancer treatment using chemicals and drugs

leiomyoma

smooth muscle tumor

PET scan

nuclear medicine study used to diagnose cancer

remission

decrease of symptoms

hyperplasia

excessive growth

benign neoplasm

non cancerous new growths

needle biopsy

removal of body fluid for cytologic study

Mets

metastases

HD

hodgkin's disease

Tx

tumor cannot be assessed

ABC

aspiration biopsy cytology

TNM

tumor,nodes,metastasis

RATx

radiation therapy

cryogenic

to produce cold

lumbar puncture

spinal tap

prostate specific antigen

blood test used to screen for prostate cancer

thin prep

test used to screen for cervical cancer

oncologist

a physician who specializes in the treatment of tumors

oncotherapy

the treatment of tumors

disseminated

scattered over other areas

latent period

a period of time when the disease is existing but not growing

cytologic examination

the study of cells

surgical exploration

biopsy to see if cancer is present

cytotoxic agents

drugs capable of destroying cells

dormant

when cancer cells are inactive

scirrhus

hard packed tumor

encapsulated

self contained

melanoma

malignant black tumor

polyp

sac from a mucous membrane

annular

circular

ulcerative

causing ulcers

infiltrating

penetrating the spaces within tissue

alkylating agents

variety of drugs used in chemotherapy

immunocompromised

having an immune system that is not capable of normal function

adenocarcinoma

cancer of a gland

fibrosarcoma

cancer of fibrous tissue

hemangiosarcoma

cancer of blood vessels

synovial sarcoma

cancer of synovial tissue

chondrosarcoma

cancer of cartilage

seminoma

cancer of testes

TIS

staging carcinoma in situ

TO

no evidence of primary tumor

MO

no evidence of distant metastasis

tumor

an abnormal mass

nomenclature of tumors

system of naming tumors

osteocarcinoma

cancer of the bone

neuroma

tumor composed of nerve cells

myoma

a tumor containing muscle tissue

retinoblastoma

tumor of the retina

enucleation

surgical removal of the eyeball

neoplasm

new growth

cystoscope

instrument used to examine the bladder and ureter

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