I. Approach to Neoplasia

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This will help you focus on gaps in your knowledge as you browse this chapter.  Once you have read through, try to Post-Quiz to see if you have learned something. (Skip this if you have already done it.)


Here is an outline of a systemic approach to understanding neoplasia. There is excellent information in your textbooks on neoplasia, eg. Robbins and Cotrans Pathologic Basis of Disease.

In the following sections, you will learn:

I. What:

  • Define
  • Classify
  • Name
  • Recognise : Benign vs Malignant

For a BIG PICTURE look at neoplasia, look at this MINDMAP

Mindmap: Neoplasia - The Big Picture

If you can’t play the video, watch it here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/bctxcAAGmaE

II. How: Pathogenesis

III. Clinical effects and Prognosis 

  • Clinical effects on host
  • Prognosis

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