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Cancer Medicine (Oncology)

TermDefinition
alveol/o small sac alveolar-Microscopic description of tumor cell arrangement (found in connective tissue tumors).
cac/o bad cachexia-General ill health and malnutrition (wasting of muscle and emociation) associated with chronic, sever disease (-hexia means state or condition).
carcin/o cancer, cancerous carcinoma in situ Localized cancer, confined to the site of origin.
cauter/o burn, heat electrocauterization
chem/o chemical, drug chemotherapy
cry/o cold cryosurgery
cyst/o sac of fluid cystic tumor
fibr/o fibers firosarcoma
follicul/o small glandular sacs follicular-A microscopic description of cellular arrangement in glandular tumors.
fung/i fungus, mushroom fungating tumor
medull/o soft, inner part medullary tumor
mucos/o mucous membrane
mut/a genetic change mutation -tion means process.
mutagen/o causing genetic change mutagenic
necr/o death necrotic tumor
neur/o nerve neurofibromatosis-Fibromas are tumors of fibrous connective tissue. Tumors begin in supporting cells of nerves and the myelin sheath around nerve cells.
onc/o tumor oncology
papill/o nipple-like papillary-A microscopic description of tumor cell growth.
plas/o formation dysplastic-Microscopic description of cells that are highly abnormal but not clearly cancerous. The suffix -tic means pertaining to.
ple/o many, more pleomorphic Microscopic description f tumors that are composed of variety of cells.
polyp/o polyp polypoid tumor The suffix -oid means resembling.
prot/o first The ending -col, from Latin kolla, means glued page. A protocol is a written plan detailing the procedures to be followed in research treatment.
radi/o rays radiation-Use of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Irradiation is exposure to any form of radiation (ionizing, heat, light, or x-rays).
sarc/o flesh, connective tissue osteosarcoma
scrirrh/o hard scirrhous-Microscopic description of densely packed, fibrous tumor cell composition.
xer/o dry xerostomia
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