Message Number: FHL12408 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2010-10-29 17:41:53 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Time for a Golden Oldie again
To: Ferret Mailing List <ferret-l@LISTSERV.FERRETMAILINGLIST.ORG>, fhl <>

Part 3 of 3 today
TUMOR: ANY abnormal mass resulting from the excessive multiplication
of cells; a swelling, especially that resulting from the growth of new
tissue; a neoplasm
CANCER: Any MALIGNANT tumor; carcinoma; a carcinoma or sarcoma
MALIGNANT: pertaining to or denoting progressive growth of CERTAIN
tumors which if not checked by treatment spread to DISTANT SITES,
terminating in death; a tendency to progress in virulence, cancer is
the best known example
BENIGN: not malignant, as in CERTAIN tumors; not recurrent, favorable
for recovery
NEOPLASM: a tumor; ANY new growth, specifically one in which cell
multiplication is uncontrolled and progressive, neoplasms may be
benign or malignant
(Subsets from Saunders:
NEOPLASM, BENIGN: a neoplasm having none of the characteristics of a
malignant neoplasm (see below), i.e. it grows SLOWLY, expands WITHOUT
METASTASIS, and USUALLY does not reoccur [See the notes of Dr. Bruce
Williams above in relation to why LOCAL reoccurance is NOT metastasis.]
NEOPLASM, MALIGNANT: a neoplasm with the characteristics of ANAPLASIA,
INVASIVENESS, and METASTASIS There are several other subsets of
neoplasia in this dictionary.
METASTASIS: the transfer or disease from one organ or part to another

Those who have the _Saunder's Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary_
will find that this resource often provides details beyond these bare-
bones descriptions, (though certainly there also will be nuances in
practise that those of us who are not medical professionals simply
won't understand). It is a marvelous resource; I love it and i highly
recommend it to anyone who has any type of pet and any level of
expertise. If I had a rating for refs around here it would be among
the best buys. It's better than any of my other medical dictionaries,
even for sorting through things too technical for me in the _PDR_
books on herbs and on supplements that i have at home. Marvelous book:
clearly written and very inclusive; more than worth what it cost.

Sukie (not a vet)

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"All hail the procrastinators for they shall rule the world tomorrow."
(2010, Steve Crandall)
On change for its own sake: "You can go really fast if you just jump
off the cliff."
(2010, Steve Crandall)


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