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#1jess pharm 115 term week 4

TermDefinition
antineoplastic medication used in treatment of abnormal cells
benign tumor or growth that is not life threatening
biopsy surgical removal of a small piece of tissue for examination
bolus single dose of a drug
cancer general term used to describe malignant neoplasms or tumors
carcinogen substance or chemical that can increase the risk of developing cancer
chemotherapy type of treatment for cancer utilizing toxic chemical substances
complementary & alternative medicine treatments that may include dietary supplements, herbal preparations, acupuncture, massage, magnet therapy, spiritual healing, and medication
computed tomography diagnostic examination in which detailed pictures are taken inside the body
deoxyribonucleic acid complex nucleic acids that are bases for genetic continuance
double-contrast barium enema diagnostic test to examine the colon and rectum
excisional biopsy surgical procedure whereby a lump is removed for diagnosis
external radiation therapy that uses a machine to aim high-energy waves at the cancer
implant radiation procedure in which radioactive material is placed into or near a tumor
invasive tendency for a tumor or mass to move into tissues and/or organs in the proximity
ionizing radiation high-frequency radiation that can lead to cancer at certain doses
leukemia cancer of the blood forming tissues such as bone marrow
malignant invasive and destructive pattern of rapid, abnormal cell growth; often fatal
mammogram examination to detect breast cancer
melanoma malignant neoplasm of the pigmented cells of the skin
metastasis spread of cancerous cells through the body to organs in distant areas
mitosis cellular reproduction that creates two identical daughter cells from the DNA parent cell
mortality being susceptible to death
mortality rate number of deaths that occur in a specific time period
mutation unexpected change in the molecular structure within the DNA, causing a permanent change in cells
neoplasm abnormal tissue growth
oncogene gene that when mutated can transform a normal cell into a cancerous one
oncologist specialist in the area of cancer and cancer treatment
pap test test in which cells from the cervix are examined to detect cancer
polyp growth that protrudes from a mucous membrane
positron emission tomography scan diagnostic examination used to detect cancer cells
primary tumor original tumor or initial tumor
prostate-specific antigen test test that measures level of free PSA, protein produced by the prostate gland
radiation therapy use of high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors
radionuclide scan diagnostic test utilizing radioactive material
lymphoma term used to describe a malignant disorder of lymphoid tissue
radon radioactive gas that can lead to cancer through inhalation
remission complete or partial disappearance of the signs and symptoms of disease in response to treatment
sonogram computer image of internal organs and tissues
stage extent of cancer within the body and its distribution to other areas
stem cell type of cell from which other cells develop
stem cell transplantation procedure used to replace cells destroyed by cancer treatment
survival rate number of patients still alive after diagnosis within a specific period
tumor mass of tissue that results from abnormal cell division
tumor marker substance found that may signal the presence of cancer
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