Medical Terminology Cancer Medicine (Oncology) Chapter 19

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Spread Of Malignant Tumors To A Distant Location
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Metastasis
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Example Of A Solid Tumor Derived From Epithelial Tissue
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Adenocarcinoma of the lung
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Description Of A Fungating Tumor
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Mushrooming pattern of growth as tumor cells pile on top of each other
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Growths With Sessile And Pedunculated Types
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Polypoid
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Localized Tumor Growth
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Carcinoma in situ
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Scirrhous-Type Tumors
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Consist of hard, densely packed tumor cells
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Staging A Tumor Means
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Assessing the extent of tumor spread
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Mutagenic Means
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Producing a change in the DNA of a cell
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Mutation
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Inheritable change in a cell
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Example Of Genetic Material That Causes Cancer
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Oncogenes
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Exenteration Is BEST Described As
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Wide resection of tumor and removal of surrounding tissue
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Fulguration
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Destruction of tissue by electric sparks
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Example Of A Known Type Of Inherited Cancer
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Retinoblastoma
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Modality Means
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Method of treatment
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Radioresistant Tumor Is A Tumor
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In which large doses of radiation are required to produce death of cells
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Cauterization
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Treating tissue with heat
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Pharmacokinetics Is BEST Described As
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Study of the distribution and removal of drugs in the body
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Which Term Means Assisting Or Aiding
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Adjuvant
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Agent Or Device Used In Radiation Therapy For Tumors
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Linear Accelerator
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An Estrogen Receptor Assay Is BEST Described As A Test For
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Concentration of hormone receptor sites in cells of patients with breast cancer
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Piece Of Tumor Is Removed For Examination To Establish A Diagnosis
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Incisional Biopsy
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Interferon Is BEST Described As A/An
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Biologic response modifier
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Return Of Symptoms Of Disease
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Relapse
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A Cancerous Tumor Derived From Bone
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Osteogenic Sarcoma
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Redness Of Skin, Often A Side Effect Of Radiation Therapy
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Erythema
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Hair Loss, Often A Side Effect Of Chemotherapy Or Radiotherapy
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Alopecia
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Abnormal Growth Of Connective Tissue, Often A Side Effect Of Radiation Therapy To The Lungs
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Fibrosis
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Hypoplasia Of Bone Marrow
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Myelosuppression
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Inflammation Of The Inner Lining Of An Organ
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Mucositis
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Malignant Tumor Of Fibrous Tissue
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Fibrosarcoma

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