Medical Terminology Quick Question

A Medical Terminology Quick Question --- Carcinoma in situ





Carcinoma in situ is cancer in the early stage before invading surrounding tissue.


(kar-si-NŌ-ma) (in) (SĪ-too)

Other names for carcinoma in situ are stage 0 disease, non-invasive cancer, or pre-invasive cancer.

Definition, Pronunciation and history box from:  Exploring Medical Language Edition 10, Chapter 2 Body Structure, Color, and Oncology, p. 43

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