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Space containing the heart, aorta, lungs, esophagus, trachea, and bronchi
Thoracic, or chest, cavity
Space containing the stomach, intestines, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, and ureters
Space containing the urinary bladder, certain reproductive organs, parts of the small and large intestine, and the rectum
Cancer (a disease characterized by the unregulated, abnormal growth of new cells)
Abnormal condition of blue (bluish discoloration of the skin caused by inadequate supply of oxygen in the blood
Produced by a physician (the unexpected results from a treatment prescribed by a physician)
Define: Metastasis (mets)
Beyond control (spread of disease from one organ to another, as in the transfer of malignant tumors)
Study of tumors (a branch of medicine concerned with the study of malignant tumors)
A physician who studies diseases (examines biopsies and performs autopsies to determine the cause of disease or death)
Study of disease (a branch of medicine dealing with the study of the causes of disease and death)
Define: Carcinoma in situ (Not built from word parts)
Cancer in the early stage before invading surrounding tissue
Response to injury or destruction of tissue characterized by redness, swelling, heat, and pain
Define: Malignant (Not built from word parts)
Tending to become progressively worse and to cause death, as in cancer
Define: Radiation therapy (XRT)
Treatment of cancer with a radioactive substance, x-ray, or radiation (also called radiation oncology and radiotherapy)
Define both words: Sign and Symptom
Sign - Objective information that is detected on physical examination such as observation that the patient has cyanosis of the nail beds.
Symptom - Subjective information; what patients say about themselves such as stating the feeling of pain in their chest while walking.
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