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Hersey Vocab Cancer

benign tumor that is not cancerous
malignant cancerous tumor
carcinogen a chemical that may cause cancer
cancer uncontrolled cell division that produces abnormal cells
tumor a growth of cells that produces a mass or tissue
metastasis when tumors spread from one part of the body to another part of the body
non-invasive when a tumor does not spread to other organs
invasive when a tumor grows/spreads to other organs
contact inhibition a cells stops replicating when it contacts another cell.
diagnosis the process of identifying an illness
biopsy a procedure that involves the removal of a tissue sample, viewing it under a microscope, and checking for cancer cells. It is the only way to determine if a person has cancer.
radiation x-rays used to kill cancer cells
chemotherapy chemicals used to kill cancer cells
symptoms traits/features a person experiences that help a doctor determine whether or not they have a disease.
Created by: susan.casper