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IMSN CH. 8
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New growth of tissue, or tumor.
Neoplasm that is usually harmless.
Surrounded by a fibrous capsule.
Uncontrolled growth that can lead to death.
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)
The primary genetic material of all cellular organisms.
Movement of cancer cells from the original cancer site to other areas of the body.
Bone, muscle and connective tissue.
Skin and mucous membranes.
Leukemia and Lymphoma
Cancers of the blood-forming system.
Malignancy of the pigment cells of the skin.
Prediction of survival.
Identifies cancers by how much the malignancy has spread.
A permanent change in the DNA sequence of a gene.
Cancer causing genes. Mistakes in the instructions inside a cell's genetic code, whereby newly created cells are no longer normal.
Cancer causing substances.
Substances that are not carcinogens alone but cause known carcinogens to lead to cancer at a faster rate.
Change into something else.
Technique to detect cancer to examine cells under a microscope to determine whether they are malignant or pre-malignant.
Hidden blood in the stool.
Removal of living cells for the purpose of examining them under a microscope.
A blood test to detect biochemical substances synthesized and released into the bloodstream by tumor cells; confirms a diagnosis.
Introducing a radioactive element into the body and may be administered in different ways. (Internal radiation therapy).
Poisonous to cells.
Chemicals that cause tissue damage on direct contact.
"Comfort care" directed at meeting the needs of the dying patient by providing comfort while maintaining a high quality of life.
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