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CHAPTER 3 - NEOPLASMS
Abnormal tissue, the more undifferentiated tissue.
New growth of blood vessels.
Having limited growth, noncancerous.
A term used to describe any individual who has an ill, thin, wasted appearance.
Cancer causing agent or substance.
The most common type of malignant neoplasm arising from epithelial tissue.
Carcinoma In Situ
Atypical cells residing in the epithelial layer of tissue, not having broken through the basement membrane and invading other local tissues.
Using pharmacologic therapy in the treatment of cancer.
Something that corrects or cures the disease or condition.
The examination or study of cells.
The process of individual specialization of cells.
An alteration in size, shape, and organization of cells.
A technique that enables a pathologist to make a rapid determination of a tumor condition, either malignant or benign.
Determining the degree of differentiation of cells through microscopic examination.
A large tumor or swelling filled with blood; also called a bruise or contusion.
An increase in cell number; overgrowth in response to some type of stimulus.
Spreading into surrounding or local tissue.
A progressive overgrowth ob abnormal leukocytes; a malignant disease of the bone marrow.
Malignant neoplasm of blood-forming organs.
Deadly or progressing to death; cancerous.
A cellular adaptation in which the cell changes to another type of cell.
Spreading to distant sites.
An increase in cell number, leading to an increase in tissue size; commonly called tumors.
Something that is directed toward relief of symptoms but does not cure.
Also called Papanicolaou test; a screening for cancer using and examining the cells scraped from the cervical area.
Something that reduces risk.
The process of using light, short-waves, ultraviolet or X-rays or any other rays.
A malignant neoplasm arising from connective tissue.
Determining the degree of spread of a malignant tumor.
"Swelling" or growth, originally used in the description of the swelling related to inflammation.