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Biology, Clinical Manifestations, and Treatment of Cancer

Hannah Lehrer MSN RN
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Cancer of blood-forming cells are called __________.
If cancers grow more than _____ millimeter in diameter they need their own blood supply to deliver oxygen an nutrients.
__________ tumors grow slowly, have a well defined capsule, are not invasive, are well differentiated, a low mitotic index, and do not metastasize.
Cancers arising in epithelial tissue are called ___________.
Agents cayusing mutations are called ________.
____________ are mutant genes that in their normal nonmutant state direct synthesis of proteins that positively regulate (accelerate) proliferation.
Cancer is referred to a _________ tumor, not a benign growth or hypertrophy of an organ.
Cancers are named according to the _______ ______ from which they _________.
If cancer arises from a ductal or glandular structure it is named an ________________.
Cancer is predominately a disease of aging because as humans age, we acquire a number of ________ "____" or mutations over time. When sufficient mutations occurs, cancer develops.
During chronic inflammation cells release __________ and growth and survival factors that stimulate proliferation.
Because malignant tumors lack a ______ they grow to invade nearby structures.
Cancers of the lymphatic tissue are called ______________.
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_____________ tumors grow rapidly, are not encapsulated, invade local structures and tissues, are poorly differentiated, have a high mitotic index, and can spread distantly.
Benign neoplasms can be life-threatening if they are _________ in critical locations.
Adult stem cells have two essential characteristics, they ______-______ and they are multipotent.
The hallmark of cancer cells is their ___________.
_______ _________ are substances that are produced by both benign and malignant cells and are present in or on tumor cells and in the blood, spinal fluid, or urine.
Cancers often must grow in a ________ and ________ environment.
Detailed tumor analysis helps to identify specific knowledge related to each individuals _____________ and their specific cancer.
Malignant cells are __________, with marked variability of size and shape.
Not all tumors or __________ are cancer.
The loss of cellular differentiation is called ___________.
Carcinomas in the early stage that are localized to the epithelium, but have not penetrated the local basement membrane or surrounding stroma is termed, carcinoma ___ ____.