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Tumors are also called?
Neoplasms
Think new
What are three characterics of Malignant tumors?
Rapid Multiply
Invasive & Infiltrative
Anaplastic & Undifferentiated
Metastatic
What is the process of cell division?
Mitosis
think change
Inheritable change in DNA is what?
Mutation
Give some examples of carcinogens?
cigarettes, cigar, pipesmoke and automobile exhaust, insecticides, dyes, industrial chemicals, insulation and hormones.
What does the TNM what does each letter mean?
T-Tumor (refers to the size & degree of local extension of the tumor)
N-Node(refers to lymph nodes that have been invaded by a tumor)
M-Metastases(spreads to distant sites) of the tumor cells.
What are the 4 major approaches to treat cancer?
Surgery, Radiation, Therapy, Chemotherapy
What is the condition of being diseased?
Morbidity
What is pharmacokinetics?
Study of the distribution in and the removal of drugs from the body over a period of time.
Define cachexia
Bad habit
Chemotherapy is :
A. Radiation treatment
B. Use of the body's own immunine systemt to fight the cancer.
C. Treatment with drugs
C. Treatment with drugs
Sarcoma is
A. Benign Tumor
B. New growth of tumor
C. Cancerous Tumor derived from connective tissue.
C. Cancerous Tumor derived from connective tissue.
Sarcoma is
A. Benign Tumor
B. New growth of tumor
C. Cancerous Tumor derived from connective tissue.
C. Cancerous Tumor derived from connective tissue.
What is RNA?
Ribonucleic Acid
What is DNA?
Deoxyribonucleic Acid
What is differtiation
Specialization of cells
Benign tumors are surrounded by a _________?
A capsule(encapsulated)