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Medical Terminology: CH 21 ONCOLOGY

The development or formation of tumors is referred to as onco- genesis
Neoplasm of lymphoid tissue are called lymphomas
The group of cancers originating in leukocytes is referred to as leukemia
Tumors of pigmented-producing cells are called melanoma
A benign,pigmented skin lesion is known as nevus
A tumor that resists the effects of radiation. radioresistant tumor
Mixed tissue tumor teratoma
Attached by a base rather than by a stalk or a peduncle. sessile
a class of antineoplastic drugs used to treat cancer; these drugs are most effective against rapidly growing tumors. antimetabolite
Embryonic tumor retinoblastoma
Noninvasive tumor benign tumor
Occurring at several sites in the same type of tissue multicentric
Wartlike growth verrucous
Pertaining to carcinoma with a hard structure. scirrhous
A growth pattern similar to a fungus fungating
Contained in a covering encapsulated
Tumor with a stem polypoid
A malignant tumor of the kidney occuring predominantly in childhood. Wilms Tumor
Term used to describe the process by which malignant cells spread to other parts of the body. Metastasis
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