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antineoplastic prevent the development of neoplastic cells
benign a nonmalignant
biopsy a piece of tissue that is removed for examinationor diagnoiss
cancer general term to describe malignant neoplasms
carcinogen substtance or chemical that can increase developing cancer
chemotherapy slow the progress of the disease or kill the cell
dna complex bases for genetic continuance
invasive a tumor or mass move into nearby tissues or organs or both
leukemia arked by malignancy of the blood-forming results in the circulation of abnormal blood cells
lymphoma malignant disorder of lymphoid tissue
malignant abnormal cell growth that is often fatal
sarcoma neoplastic growth arising from connective tissue
remission may be permanent or temporary
oncogene retrovirus that causes a mutation and may produce cancer
neoplasm an abnormal tissue growth
mutation unexpected change in the molecular structure
melanoma pigmented cells of the skin
morphology appearance of an organism, such as its size, shape, and charactertists
metastasis movement or spread of cancerous cells in distant area
mitosis creates two identical daughter cells from the parent cell
Created by: kesha wesley