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Health Sciences 1001A/B
Shauna Burke

1001 B Health science terms Ch 81415 20Chapter 8Cancer tumoura mass of tissue that seves no physiological purpose also called neoplasmBenign tumora mass of tissue that is not cancerousMalignant tumora mass of tissue that is cancerous and capable of spreadingBiopsythe removal and examination of a small piece of body tissue a needle biopsy uses a needle to remove a small sample but some biopsies require surgeryMetastasis the spread of cancer cells from one part of the body to anotherStaginga method of classifying the progress or extent of a cancer in a personCarcinomacancer that originates in epithelial tissue skin glands and lining of internal organsEpitheliatissue that covers a surface of lines a tube or cavity of the body enclosing and protecting other parts of the bodySarcomacancer arising from bone cartilage or striated muscle Lymphomaa tumor originating from lymphatic tissueLeukemiacancer of the blood or the bloodforming cellsBone marrowsoft vascular tissue in the interior cavities of bones that produces blood cellsOncolo
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