a decrease in circulating hemoglobin and oxygen-carrying capacity in the blood because of decreased erythrocyte production, hemolysis, or loss of blood.
the development of new capillaries.
destroying, inhibiting, or preventing the growth or spread of neoplasms.
normal programmed cell death in tissues.
unusual, not characteristic.
the removal of a small piece of living tissue from microscopic examination to determine a diagnosis.
the study of cells.
increased specialization of cells for certain functions.
to filter into or through; permeate, to penetrate tissue spaces or cells.
a decreased number of leukocytes in the blood.
spread of cancer cells to distant malignant tumor.
spread of malignant cells not yet detectable.
a process of cell reproduction resulting in two daughter cells with the same DNA as the parent cell.
a change in the genetic makeup (DNA) of a cell, which will be inherited.
point of lowest cell count (neutropenia or leukopenia).
the study of cancer.
providing comfort and relieving pain and other symptoms of a disease without effecting a cure.
inflammation of the lungs with congestion.
the probable outcome of a disease.
a measure or drug to prevent disease.
a radioactive form of an element giving off radiation (beta or gamma) in the body, used in diagnosis and therapy.
return to a previous condition, habit, subject, etc.
refers to the spread of cancer cells in body fluids or along membranes, usually in body cavities.
abnormally low number of thrombocytes or platelets.
TPN: (Total Parenteral Nutrition)
administration of a nutritionally complete fluid (protein, glucose, vitamins, etc.) into the superior vena cava.