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Malignant Neoplasm

Introduction: Malignant Neoplasm

Description of Malignant Neoplasm

Malignant Neoplasm (medical condition): Cancer is caused by an abnormal overgrowth of cells with more than 100 cancer subtypes depending on which cell grows. In many cancers, the ...more

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Introduction: Neoplasm is a medical term that refers to a new growth of cells. Whereas "neo" means new and "plasm" refers to cells, the word neoplasm refers to abnormal overgrowth of cells rather than healthy new cell growth. It is often used interchangeably with words such as tumor and cancer. The main use of the term neoplasm is in medical statistics that categorize deaths or other events, in which case neoplasm is typically the category that includes cancer statistics. A "benign neoplasm" usually refers to a benign tumor (non-cancerous$), whereas a "malignant neoplasm" usually refers to a cancerous tumor (i.e. cancer).

Malignant Neoplasm: a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body.
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Malignant Neoplasm: Related Topics

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Malignant Neoplasm as a Disease

Malignant Neoplasm: Another name for Cancer (or close medical condition association).
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Malignant Neoplasm: Related Diseases

Malignant Neoplasm: Malignant Neoplasm is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Malignant Neoplasm (Cancer)

Some of the symptoms of Malignant Neoplasm incude:

Treatments for Malignant Neoplasm (Cancer)

Treatments for Malignant Neoplasm (Cancer) include:

Treatment of Malignant Neoplasm: For more treatment information about Malignant Neoplasm, see treatment of Cancer (Malignant Neoplasm)

Malignant Neoplasm: Article Excerpts about Cancer

Cancer is a group of more than 100 different diseases. Cancer occurs when cells become abnormal and keep dividing... (Source: excerpt from Cancer: NWHIC)

Malignant Neoplasm: Related Disease Topics

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Terms Similar to Malignant Neoplasm:

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Broader terms for Malignant Neoplasm

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Hierarchical classifications of Malignant Neoplasm

The following list attempts to classify Malignant Neoplasm into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • neoplasm,tumor,tumour
  • growth
  • illness,malady,sickness,unwellness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

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