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Ch 7: Oncology Basics & Terms

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Watch video lessons to learn about the field of oncology, the development of cancer, and how it's treated. Take online self-assessment quizzes at the end of the lessons to verify you understand the oncology topics in the chapter.

Oncology Basics and Terms - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

A diagnosis of cancer is among those we fear most. That's why oncology, the study of cancer, is so vital to helping us understand what causes different forms of cancer -- and how to destroy them. In this chapter, you'll explore neoplasia and learn about tumors, breast cancer, and lymphomas. The lessons also discuss the medical response to cancer. Study this chapter to find out about:

  • How neoplasia forms
  • What the difference between benign and malignant tumors is
  • How breast cancer develops and is diagnosed
  • What the different types of lymphoma are
  • What cancer treatment methods are available

VideoObjective
What is Neoplasia? - Definition, Types & ExamplesLearn about abnormal cell growth and types of neoplasia.
Important Concepts Related to TumorsExplore important terms related to tumors, including the grading system used for their development.
What is Lymphoma? - Hodgkin's Lymphoma vs Non-Hodgkin'sFind out the effects of and difference between Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Breast Cancer: Development, Risk Factors & PreventionGet details on how breast cancer forms and what factors increase the risk of its development.
Breast Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment & PrognosisLearn about self-exams, diagnostic procedures and treatment methods for breast cancer.
Breast Cancer: Types, Signs & SymptomsGet info on types of breast cancer and the signs or symptoms that may occur.
Diagnosis & Detection of CancerExplore self-checks, screening tests, and biopsies used to detect cancer.
Medical Terminology of Cancer TreatmentFind out about medications and surgical procedures used to treat cancer.

8 Lessons in Chapter 7: Oncology Basics & Terms
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Neoplasia? - Definition, Types & Examples

1. What is Neoplasia? - Definition, Types & Examples

This lesson will discuss the concept of neoplasia. We'll specifically talk about the differences between benign tumors, carcinoma in situ, and malignant tumors. This lesson will also define metastasis and oncology and show examples of different types of malignant and benign tumors.

Important Concepts Related to Tumors

2. Important Concepts Related to Tumors

This lesson defines the differences between neoplasia, tumor, benign tumor, malignant tumor, and explains general rules on how to tell a malignant vs. benign tumor apart based on name only.

What is Lymphoma? - Hodgkin's Lymphoma vs non-Hodgkin's

3. What is Lymphoma? - Hodgkin's Lymphoma vs non-Hodgkin's

Are you confused about the actual difference between Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma? This lesson will succinctly clarify the difference between the two and define related terms at the same time!

Breast Cancer: Development, Risk Factors & Prevention

4. Breast Cancer: Development, Risk Factors & Prevention

Do you know why breast cancer occurs? What factors affect its possible development? This lesson will tell you as we look into what breast cancer is, its many risk factors, and preventative strategies.

Breast Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prognosis

5. Breast Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prognosis

Some types of lumps and their locations in breast cancer have better prognoses than others. There are multiple ways to try and catch breast cancer early, diagnose it, and treat it properly. You'll learn about all of this in this lesson.

Breast Cancer: Types, Signs & Symptoms

6. Breast Cancer: Types, Signs & Symptoms

Do you know that there is more than one kind of breast cancer? Which one is most common? Do you know where breast cancer commonly spreads to? You'll learn about all this, as well as tips on how you can tell a bad lump in the breast versus one that's less likely to be cancerous, in this lesson.

Diagnosis & Detection of Cancer

7. Diagnosis & Detection of Cancer

Did you know your body can actually try to destroy you? We have ways of detecting this early to save ourselves from ourselves! Be it self-exams or biopsies, terms related to the diagnosis and detection of cancer are discussed in this lesson.

Medical Terminology of Cancer Treatment

8. Medical Terminology of Cancer Treatment

Can you name the three most well-known general classes of cancer treatments? Do you know that they all have different subtypes? This lesson will explore some of the major cancer treatments.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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