Oncology - Animated Medical Dictionary

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The FOCUS Animated Pocket Dictionary of Oncology, the first ever animated dictionary in the subject, fills that void quite effectively. A must-have resource for physicians and students who would greatly benefit from this module, it covers 80 oncology related terms and definitions.

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Oncology - Animated Medical Dictionary
  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is abnormal proliferation of the white blood cells involving bone marrow and peripheral blood and occasionally presenting with primary involvement of nodal or extranodal sites.

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  • Adenocarcinoma

    Adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer of an that originates in the epithelium that originates inof glandular tissues . That develops in glandular tissue cells surface of internal organs, such as the lungs, breasts, stomach, pancreas, colon, prostate, stomach, pancreas, and cervix. It is also known as glandular cancer.

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  • Alkylating agents

    Alkylating agents used in cancer therapy function by attaching to the alkyl group of DNA, rendering the DNA molecule unstable.

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  • Angiogenesis

    Angiogenesis is the physiological process of developing new blood vessels. It is a vital and normal process in growth and development, as well as in wound healing.

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  • Apoptosis

    Apoptosis, a genetically controlled cell death mechanism, is involved in tissue homeostasis. It is a cascade of events brought about by extracellular and intracellular signals. It is a complex mechanism regulated by multiple genes including c-myc, p53 and Bcl-2 and apoptosis receptors belonging to the TNF/NGF family.

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  • B-ALL

    B-ALL is responsible for approximately 80% of ALL in children and adults. Most patients with B-ALL present with evidence and consequences of bone marrow failure: thrombocytopenia and/or anemia and/or neutropenia.

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  • Basaloid carcinoma

    Basaloid carcinoma is an aggressive, rarest subtype of non-small-cell carcinoma of the lung with a high degree of malignancy. In majority of the cases, the tumor is located in the lobar or segmental bronchi.

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  • Benign tumor

    A benign tumor is a non-cancerous tumor that lacks the ability to invade or metastasize from its place of origin. These tumors grow slowly but possess the potential to turn malignant. Based on the cell or tissue from which they originate benign tumors are named as lipomas, originating from fat cells or lipocytes; chondromas, originating from the chondrocytes of bone, and adenomas, originating from glandular epithelial cells, etc.

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  • Blood cancer

    Leukemia commonly referred to as blood cancer is the abnormal proliferation of blood cells in the bone marrow, particularly in the white blood cells or leukocytes.

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  • Bone cancer

    Bone cancer is a malignant growth in the bone, the tumor either originates from the bone it self which is rare or is secondary that is occurs as a result of cancer spreading from elsewhere in the body.

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