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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
Neoplasm
New growth
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 a tumor
Multicentric
Neoplasm of the same type of tissue occurring 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/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 growth
Needle biopsy
Removal of body fluid of cytologic study
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Stage
Mets
Metastases
HD
Hodgkin's disease
Tx
Tumor cannot be assessed
ABC
Aspiration biopsy cytology
CA
Cancer
TNM
Tumor, nodes, metastasis
Bx
Biopsy
RATx
Radiation therapy
Cryogenic
To produce cold
Lumbar puncture
Spinal tap
Cystoscope
Instrument used to examine bladder and ureter
Prostate specific antigen
Blood test used to screen for prostate cancer
ThinPrep
Test used to screen for cervical cancer
Oncologist
A physician who specializes in the treatment for 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 CA is present
Cytotoxic agent
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 wihtin 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 cartilidge
Seminoma
Cancer of the 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
Ostercarcinoma
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