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Cancer & Medical Terminology

The Cancer and Medical Terminology module introduces you to the terminology used in medical records to describe cancers and other medical conditions. People working in cancer registries need to recognize and understand the medical terminology in the records they collect to ensure that the information included in the Registry's data is as complete and accurate as possible.

  • Define key Greek and Latin roots that are used in medical terminology.
  • Define the meanings of the common prefixes and suffixes found in cancer and medical terminology.
  • Determine the meanings of medical terms used in the medical records of cancer patients based on their roots, prefixes and suffixes.