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Alternate Cancer Remedies

body cavity, such as the bladder or uterus. Cys-ti'tis—Inflammation of the bladder usually occurring secondarily to infections of associ- ated organs (kidney, prostate, urethra). May be acute or chronic. Dys-pla'sia—Abnormality of tissue development. Di-ver-tic-u-lo'sis—Diverticula in the colon without inflammation or symptoms. An outpouching of the intestinal wall. These are usually seen as many tiny finger-like or balloon-like bumps on what should be a smooth gut wall. Dor'sal—Pertaining to the back. 2. Indicating a position toward a rear part. Duc'tal—Pertaining to a narrow tubular vessel or channel, especially one serving to convey secretions from a gland, e.g. the milk ducts of a female breast. En-do-me'trium—The mucous membrane lining the inner surface of the uterus. Ep-i-the'li-al—Pertaining to, or composed of, epithelium, the covering of internal and external surfaces of the body. E-soph-a-gi'tis—Inflammation of the esophagus. E-ti-ol'o-gy—The study of the causes of disease. Ex-ci'sion—An act of cutting away or taking out. Fun'gat-ing—growing rapidly like a fungus, applied to certain tumor. Gran-u-lo'ma—Granular tumors usually of lymph cells (as in Hodgkin’s Disease) or epithelial cells. Gy-ne-col'o-gist—Physician who specializes in diseases of the female reproductive system. Hem-a-tu'ri-a—Blood in the urine. Hemo-sta'sis—Arrest of bleeding or of circula- tion. 2. Stagnation of blood. He-mat'o-crit—Centrifuge for separating solids from plasma in the blood. 2. The volume of erythrocytes packed by centrifugation in a given volume of blood. His-to-cy-to'ma—A tumor containing histio- cytes. Histiocytes are tissue cells. Hy-per-pig-men-ta'tion—Abnormal (too much) coloring, usually of the skin. Hy-per'tro-phy—Increased size of an organ or the body, due to abnormal growth. Lob'u-lat-ed—Consisting of, or pertaining to, lobes or lobules. 2. Resembling lobes. Loc'u-lat-ed—Containing or divided into loculi, i.e., small cavities. Lym-phad-e-nop'a-thy—Disease of the lymph nodes. Lym-phan'gi-o-grams—A procedure that allows the doctor to look for disease (usually cancer) in the lymph system without having to perform surgery. A dye, which shows up in

X-rays, is injected into the lymphatic vessels on the hands or feet, and a series of X-rays is taken following the path the dye travels. Lym-pho'ma—A general term for growth of cancer tissue in the lymphatic system. This group of cancers includes Hodgkin’s Disease, lymphosarcoma, and malignant lymphoma. Lym-pho-sar-co'ma—A malignant disease of lymphatic tissue. Clinically may be quite similar to Hodkin’s disease. Mam'mo-gram—An X-ray picture of the breast. Mas-tec'to-my (radical)—Removal of a breast and muscles underneath the breast down to the chest wall; also includes removal of the lymph nodes under the arm. Mel-a-no'ma—A malignant, pigmented mole or tumor. The most serious skin cancer. Mes-o-the-li-o'ma—Tumor (cancer) starting in the lining of a body cavity. Me-tas'ta-sis—1. The appearance of a second cancer in a different location from the first. 2. Change in location of a disease or of its manifestations or transfer from one organ or part to another not directly connected. (The chance of survival after metastasis is practi- cally zero.) Met-a-stat'ic—Pertaining to metastasis. Mu'co-cele—1. Enlargement of the lacrimal sac. 2. A mucous cyst. (A cyst is a closed sac or pouch which is walled and contains fluid, semi-fluid, or solid material. It is usually an abnormal structure. Ne'o-plasm—A new and abnormal formation of tissue, as a tumor or growth. It serves no useful function but grows at the expense of the heathy organism. Frequently it is used as a substitute for the word, cancer. It is more accurate to say malignant neoplasm when referring to cancer. Ne'oplas-tic—Pertaining to, or the nature of, new abnormal tissue formation; usually refers to cancer. Pal'li-a-tive—1. Serving to relieve or alleviate, without curing. 2. An agent which alleviates or eases. Pal'pa-ble—Perceptible, especially by touch. Usually refers to a lump or a body organ which can be felt only when involved in disease. ( A doctor would not palpate the nose; he would feel it. He would, however, palpate the armpit to see if there were swollen glands present.) Rad'i-cal—A group of atoms acting as a single unit, passing without change from one compound to another, but not able to exist in a free state. 2. Anything that reaches the

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