Increase in the number of normal cells resulting from stimulation, and resulting in an increase in the size of the tissue affected.
Proliferation of tissue that is typically regarded as premalignant
This term means that a tumor has the ability to metastasize (spread) throughout the body
When a tumor leaves its original site and successfully grows in another site in the body, this new lesion is called a metastasis.
This term technically simply means treatment with drugs but has become synonymous with cancer chemotherapy in our culture. Chemotherapy drugs are commonly used to damage DNA in order to exploit cells that are rapidly dividing such as cancer cells. This property explains some of the side effects we see such as low white blood cell and platelet counts, and stomach upset, as there are populations of rapidly dividing normal cells in these tissues.