Archive | Oncology RSS feed for this section

CANCER

Written by Pam MS, NCSP | Fact checked by Psychology Dictionary staff 

A group of diseases that feature the unregulated growth of a normal cell to forma malignant tumour that can invade other tissue.

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

CANCER PHOBIA

Written by Pam MS, NCSP | Fact checked by Psychology Dictionary staff 

n. an irrational fear of cancer which pervades one's thoughts. The fear of developing cancer becomes all-consuming, and this is expressed as obsessive-compulsive behavior. Compare hypochondriasis- Also somatoform disorders.

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

CANCER PHOBIA

Written by Pam MS, NCSP | Fact checked by Psychology Dictionary staff 

The fear of developing cancer and the fear of cancer.

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

CANDLELIGHTERS CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION

Written by Pam MS, NCSP | Fact checked by Psychology Dictionary staff 

n. a non-profit organization which links families and children going through cancer. It provides information on childhood cancer treatment and related services. As a charitable foundation, it also distributes free material on cancer awareness and extends financial aid to cancer survivors and their families. Now called American Childhood Cancer Organization.

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

CANDLELIGHTERS CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION

Written by Pam MS, NCSP | Fact checked by Psychology Dictionary staff 

Group supporting families with childhood cancer.

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

CARCINOGEN

Written by Pam MS, NCSP | Fact checked by Psychology Dictionary staff 

n. any cancer-causing substance which a person ingests or comes in contact with, directly. Also, any cancer-initiating agent which someone gets exposed to, indirectly. Tobacco smoke, for instance, can be carcinogenic. So can exposure to asbestos, radon, and other radioactive material.

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

CARCINOGEN

Written by Pam MS, NCSP | Fact checked by Psychology Dictionary staff 

Any substance that can start a cancer developing.

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

CAUSALITY

Written by Pam MS, NCSP | Fact checked by Psychology Dictionary staff 

Philosophy. All events have causes and are consequences of earlier events. See causation- determinism. Causality means that something has a cause-effect relationship with something else, or that something causes another. It is difficult to prove causality because you need to prove not only that there is a relationship between two things but that it is a cause-effect relationship. For example, smoking causes lung cancer, is a statement of causality, because it says that one thing is actually causing another.

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

CRYPTORCHIDISM

Written by Pam MS, NCSP | Fact checked by Psychology Dictionary staff 

noun. The state of a man whose testicles haven't lowered into the scrotum. It's not uncommon and doesn't hinder the normal hormonal operations that occur in men, but spermatogenesis isn't probably if the person isn't treated in the years of their youth. Failure to treat is also correlated with escalated occurrences of cancer in the testicles.

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

FENTANYL

Written by Pam MS, NCSP | Fact checked by Psychology Dictionary staff 

a very potent opioid analgesic that is used for anesthesia during surgery, for the management of severe cancer pain in patients resistant to other opioids.

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }