Cancer: any malignant, cellular tumor; cancers are divided into two broad categories of carcinoma and sarcomas.
Neoplasm: an abnormal new growth of tissue in animals or plants; a tumor
Tumor: 1.) a swelling; a cardinal sign of inflammation. 2.) neoplasm: a new growth of tissue in which cell multiplication is
uncontrolled and progressive.
Benign tumor: one lacking the properties of invasion and metastasis and showing a lesser degree of abnormal cellularity than
do malignant tumors. These are usually surrounded by a fibrous capsule.
Malignant tumor: has the properties of invasion and metastasis and displays cells with widely varying characteristics
Carcinoma: a malignant growth made up of epithelial cells tending to infiltrate surrounding tissues and gives rise to
Sarcoma: a malignant tumor originating from connective tissue or blood or lymphatic tissues.
Metastasize: spread throughout the body, of cancer cells
Growth: can refer to any kind of an abnormal increase in size of tissue
Lump: can be a growth or fluid filled cyst or any structure raising above the normal surface of a tissue plane.