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Cancer and Cell Bio Terms
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acute lymphocytic leukemia
A disease where too many white blood cells are found in the blood and bone marrow
acute myelogenous leukemia
a disease where cancer cells are found in the blood and bone marrow
non cancerous tumor of glandular tissue, such as mucose of stomach and colon
Term used to describe cancer cells that divide rapidly and bear little or no resemblance to normal cells
presenting no signs or symptoms of disease
benign condition in which tissue has certain abnormal features
not cancerous, does not invade nearby tissue or spread to other parts of the body
removal of a sample of cells or tissue, which is examined under a microscope to check for cancer cells
bone marrow aspiration
removal of a small sample of bone marrow to see if cancer cells are present
internal radiation therapy. an implant of radioactive material is placed directly or near the tumor
Term for more than 100 diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control.
cancer that begins in the skin or in tissue lining or covering an organ
Treatment with anticancer drugs
The cause or origin of disease
the basic unit of heredity
precancerous condition where there is an increase in the number of normal cells in an organ or tissue
cancerous, can invade nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body
cancer of the cells that produce melanin.
the spread of cancer from one part of the body to another
Dr. who specializes in treating cancer
treatment that does not alter the course of disease, but improves the quality of life. Comfort measures.
probable outcome or course of a disease
treatment with high energy rays (X-rays)
decrease or disappearance of the signs and symptoms of cancer
something that increases the chance of developing a disease
doing exams and tests to learn the extent of the cancer, especially where it has spread to
proportion of patients alive at some point after their initial diagnosis of cancer
abnormal mass of tissue that results when cells divide more than they should or do not die when they should
ultra violet radiation. (UV) rays
invisible rays that are part of the energy that comes from the sun.
examples of known carcinogens
radon and coal tar
first stage of tumor development
health care providers participate in cancer prevention by:
routinely perform cancer screening
Development of cancer occurs
Severe sunburn in children
often leads to skin cancer decades later
malignant tumor is in what stage of tumor development
what regulates cell growth cycle
cancer results from the breakdown of what normal body processes?
Cell division and growth
Is a tumor being benign good news or bad news?
A child complains of pain in her legs, could it be cancer?
yes, because cancer can occur at any age and in any location
Relationship of exposure to carcinogens and development of cancer.
Cancer can develop decades after exposure to carcinogens
Developing healthy behavior habits is:
The best way to decrease risk of developing cancer
Inherited disposition to develop cancer means:
The person is more likely to develop cancer than the general population.
a change in the way a cell functions or develops
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