Flashcards in Oncology Deck (17)
Malignant epithelial tissue
Malignant connective tissue.
Undifferentiated cells of various shape and size. Metastasis present.
Cells are similar to original cells. Small a localized tumor.
Weight loss, tissue wasting anemia, infections, and bleeding.
Systemic effects of cancer.
Spread to distant sites by blood or lymphatic channels.
Spread of cancer cells in body fluids of along membranes, usually in body cavities.
Staging systems based on?
Size, involvement, and spread.
Larger tumor, lymph nodes involved, no metastasis.
Regional lymph nodes affected. No metastasis.
Bone marrow depression, epithelial cell damage, abdominal radiation, and nonspecific fatigue.
Adverse effects of radiation
5 yr survival rate w/o. Reoccurrence after diagnosis and treatment.
A period of no clinical signs.
Grows slowly, is invasive. Most common type of cancer.
Basal cell carcinoma.