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Concept 24: Preventing Other Health Threats through Lifestyles Change


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Concept 24: Preventing Other Health Threats Through Lifestyle Changes



Benign Tumor
A slow-growing tumor that does not spread to other parts of the body.
Biopsy
Removal of a tissue sample that can be checked for cancer cells.
Carcinogen
A substance that tends to produce a tumor or cancer. Examples include asbestos fibers and various substances in tobacco.
Carcinoma
A malignant or invasive form of tumor.
Diabetes (Type I)
A chronic metabolic disease characterized by high blood-sugar (glucose) levels associated with the inability of the pancreas to produce insulin. It was formerly called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and juvenile-onset diabetes.
Diabetes (Type II)
A chronic metabolic disease characterized by high blood sugar, usually not requiring insulin therapy. It was formerly called adult-onset diabetes or non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.
Glucose Tolerance Test
A test used to diagnose diabetes. It consists of a blood-sugar measurement following the ingestion of a standard amount of sugar (glucose) after a period of fasting.
Fecal Occult blood test (FOBT)
A test to check if there is blood in stool.
Insulin
A hormone that regulates blood-sugar levels.
Malignant Tumor
Malignant means "growing worse." A malignant tumor is one that is considered to be cancerous and will spread throughout the body if not treated.
Mammogram
An x-ray of the breast.
Melanoma
Cancer of the cells that produce pigment of the skin.
Metastases
The spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body.
Pap Test
A test of cells of the cervix to detect cancer or other conditions.

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