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ch 21 med term

ch 21

papilloma a benign epithelial neoplasm characterized by a branching or lobular tumor
verrucous rough,warty
tumor a new growth of tissue characterized by progressive,uncontrolled proliferation (growth)of cells.the tumor may be localized or invasive benign or malignant
stem cell a formative cell;a cell whose daughter cells may give rise to to other cell types
staging the determination phases or periods in the course of a disease
basal cell carcinoma the most common malignant tumor of the epithelial tissue.it occurs most often on areas of the skin exposed to the sun
breast cancer (carcinoma of the breast) a malignant tumor of the breast tissue.the most common type,ductal carcinoma,originates in the mammary ducts
colorectal cancer the presence of a malignant neoplasm in the large intestine
bronchogenic carcinoma a malignant lung tumor that originates in the bronchi;lung cancer
cervical carcinoma a malignant tumor of the cervix
oral leukoplakia a precancerous lesion occurring anywhere in the mouth
neuroblastoma a highly malignant tumor of the sympathetic nervous system
malignant melanoma malignant skin tumor originating from melanocytes in preexisting nevi(moles),freckles,or skin with pigment;darkly pigmented cancerous tumor
kaposi's sarcoma rare malignant lesions that begin as soft purple-brown nodules or plaques on the feet and gradually spread throughout the skin
lymphoma a lymphoid tissue neoplasm that is typically malignant-beginning with a painless enlarged lymph node & progressing to anemia,weakness,fever and weight loss
endometrial carcinoma malignant tumor of the inner lining of the uterus;aka adencarcinoma of the uterus
squamous cell carcinoma a malignancy of the squamous cells of epithelial tissue,which is a much faster growing cancer than basal cell carcinoma and has a greater potential for metastasis if not treated
renal cell carcinoma a malignant tumor of the kidney,occuring in adulthood
prostatic cancer (carcinoma of the prostate) malignant growth with the prostate gland,creating pressure on the upper part of the urethra. it most frequently diagnosed cancer in men
pancreatic cancer a life-threatening primary malignant neoplasm typically the head of the pancreas
ovarian carcinoma a malignant tumor of the ovaries most commonly occurring in women in their 50's
thyroid cancer (cancer of the thyroid gland) malignant tumor of the thyroid gland that leads to dysfunction of the gland and thus inadequate or excessive secretion of the thyroid hormone
testicular cancer(carcinoma of the testes) a malignant tumor of the testicle that appears as a painless lump in the testicle
tumors, primarily intracranial tumors that arise from gilomas(malignant glial cells that are a support for nerve tissue)or from the meninges are known as primarily intracranial tumors
tumors,metastatic intracranial tumors occurring as a result of metastasis from a primarily site such as the lung or breast
tumors,intracranial occur in any structural region of the brain and may be malignant or benign.they are classified as primarily or secondary and are named according to the tissue from which they originate
wilm's tumor a malignant tumor of the kidney occurring predominately in childhood
chemotherapy the use of cytotoxic drugs and chemicals to achieve a cure,decrease tumor size,provide relief of pain or slow metastasis
mohs surgery an advanced treatment procedure for skin cancer.the cancerous tumor is removed in stages,the tissue is examined for evidenced of caner,and additional tissue is removed until negative boundaries are confirmed
immunotherapy agents that are capable of changing the relationship between a tumor and the host are known as biologic response modifiers (BRMs).these agents are used to strengthen the individuals immune responses
surgery in more than 90% of all cancers,surgery is used for diagnosing and staging.in more 60% of all cancers,surgery is the primarily treatment.when feasible,the primarily tumor is excised in its entirety
radiation therapy the use of ionizing radiation to interrupt cellular growth.the goal of radiation therapy is to reach maximum tumor control with minimum normal tissue damage
Created by: Courtne