Berenice ch 6

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1.
Benign Tumor

tumor that is not life threatening and does not recur, but can cause problems by placing pressure on adjacent structures"Be-Nice"
2. Myoma
my=muscleoma=tumor
benign tumor made up of muscle tissue
3.
Malignant

means harmful, tending to spread, becoming progressively worse & life threatening"malicious or mean"
4.
Carcinoma in situ
a malignant tumor in its original position that has not yet disturbed or invaded the surrounding tissues
5. invasive malignancy
grows and spreads into adjacent tissues
6.
Metastasize
verb that describes the process by which cancer spreads from one place to another.
7.
Metastasis
meta=beyondstasis=stopping

noun that describes the new cancer site that results from the spreading process. It may be within the same body system or in another body system at a distance from the primary site
8.
Staging

the process of classifying tumors with respect to how far the disease has progressed, the potential for its responding to therapy and the patients prognosis.
9.
Carcinoma
carcin=canceroma=tumor
malignant tumor that occurs in epithelial tissue. (epithelial tissue forms the protective covering for all of the internal & external surfaces of the body
10.
Carcinomas
these tumors tend to infiltrate & produce metastases that may affect any organ or part of the body
11. Adenocarcinoma
aden/o=glandcarcin=canceroma=tumor

any one of a large group of carcinomas derived from glandular tissue
12. Sarcoma
sarc=fleshoma=tumor
a malignant tumor that arises from connective tissue
13.
Connective Tissues

these include hard tissues (bones & cartilage) soft tissue (fat, tissues surrounding & supporting organs) & liquid tissues (blood & lymph)
14. Hard Tissue Sarcoma

This arises from cartilage
15. Osteosarcoma
oste/o=bonesarc=fleshoma=tumor

malignant tumor usual involving the upper shaft of long bones, the pelvis or knee
16. Myosarcoma
myo=musclesarc=fleshoma=tumor
a malignant tumor derived from muscle tissue
17.
Kaposi's Sarcoma

this form of cancer may affect the skin, mucous membranes, lymph nodes, & internal organs. It is frequently associated with HIV
18. Lymphoma
lymph=lymphoma=tumor

*a general term applied to malignancies that develop in the lymphatic system.
*the involved tissues include the lymph nodes, spleen, liver, & bone marrow.
19. Hodgkins Lymphomaaka Hodgkins Diseaseaka HL distinguished by the presence of Reed-Sternberg cells, which are large cancerous lymphocytes. HL is staged using Roman Numerals from I to IV
20.
non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
*any lymphoma OTHER THAN Hodgkins Lymphoma
*this disease is described as 3 types: low-grade(growing slowly), intermediate-grade (growing moderately), & high grade (growing rapidly)
21.
NHL
in this disease, the cells of the lymphatic system divide & grow w/out any order or control. This causes tumors to develop in different locations on the body & these cancer cells can also spread to other organs
22. Invasive Ductal CarcinomaakaInfiltrating Ductal Carcinoma starts in the milk duct, breaks through the wall of that duct, & invades fatty breast tissue. This form of cancer accounts for the majority of all breast cancers
23.
Ductal Carcinoma in situ
breast cancer at its earliest stage (stage 0) before the cancer has broken through the wall of the milk duct. At this stage, the cure rate is nearly 100%
24. Invasive Lobular CarcinomaakaInfiltrating Lobular Carcinoma
cancer that starts in the milk gland (lobules), breaks through the wall of the gland, & invades the fatty tissue of the breast. Once the cancer reaches the lymph nodes it ran rapidly spread to distant parts of the body.
25.
Male Breast Cancer

this type of cancer can occur in the small amount of breast tissue that is normally present in men. They types of cancers are similar to those occurring in women
26. Stage I Breast Cancer the cancer is no longer than 2 centimeters (about one inch) & has not spread outside the breast.
27.
Stage IIBreast Cancer

Any one of the following may be true:
Cancer is no larger than 2 cm but has spread to the axillary lymph nodes
is between 2 and 5 cm & may or may not have spread to the axillary lymph nodes
is larger than 5 cm but has not spread to the axillary lymph nodes
28. Stage IIIABreast Cancer Either of the following is true:
cancer is smaller than 5 cm & has spread to the axillary lymph nodes & the lymph nodes are attached to each other or to other structures.
cancer is larger than 5 cm & has spread to the axillary lymph nodes
29.
Stage IIIBBreast Cancer
Either of the following is true:
cancer has spread to tissues near the breast (skin or chest wall, including the ribs and muscles of the chest)
cancer has spread to lymph nodes inside the chest wall along the breastbone
30.
Stage IVBreast Cancer
cancer has spread to other organs of the body, most often the bones, lungs, liver or brain. Or, the cancer has spread locally to the skin and lymph nodes inside the neck, near the collarbone
31. Breast self-examination mammograms&professional palpation
procedures for early detection of breast cancer
32. Biopsy
Bi= pertaining to lifeopsy=view of
the removal of a small piece of living tissue for examination to confirm of establish a diagnosis
33.
Needle Breast Biopsy
a technique in which an x-ray guided needle is used to remove small samples of tissue from the breast. It is less painful, less disfiguring (no scaring), & requires a shorter recovery time than surgical biopsy
34.
Lymph Node Dissection
a diagnostic procedure in which all of the lymph nodes in a major group are removed to determine the spread of cancer
35. Axillary Lymph Node Dissection(ALND) diagnostic procedure performed to diagnose the spread of breast cancer
36.
Sentinel Node

the 1st lymph node to come into contact with cancer cells as they leave the organ of origination and start spreading into the rest of the body
37.
Sentinel Node Biopsy (SNB)
in this, the sentinel node is ID'd & is the only node removed for the biopsy. If the cancer is not spread, this spares the remaining nodes in that group
38. Lumpectomy
surgical removal of only the cancerous tissue and a margin of surrounding normal tissue
39. Mastectomy
mast=breastectomy=removal
surgical removal of an entire breast
40. Modified Radical Mastectomy
surgical removal of the entire breast & axillary lymph nodes under the adjacent arm
41. 3 most common forms of cancer treatments Surgery, Chemotherapy & radiation therapy
42.
Chemotherapy
the use of chemical agents and drugs in combinations selected to destroy malignant cells and tissues
43. Antineoplastic
anti=againstne/o =newplast=growthtic=pertaining to
medication that blocks the development, growth, or proliferation of malignant cells
proliferation=to increase rapidly
44. Cytotoxic drugs used in chemotherapy
45.
Radiation Therapy

treatment of cancers through the use of X-rays. Goal is to destroy the cancer while sparing the healthy tissues
46. Brachytherapy
brachy=shorttherapy=treatment
the use of radioactive materials in contact with, or implanted into, the tissues to be treated.
47. Teletherapy
tele=distanttherapy=treatment

radiation therapy administered at a distance from the body.
(with 3 dimensional computer imaging it is possible to aim doses more precisely)