Neoplasms. Definitions:. Neoplasm New growth No new purpose Tumor Swelling, enlargement, mass. Types of Neoplasm. Benign vs. Malignant Varies with: Cell characteristics Potential for spread Local , regional, distant spread Degree of anaplasia Cellular differentiation and specificity.
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US cancer deaths: 565,650
-Decreasing 1.1%/yr from 1993-2002
-Decreasing 2.1%/yr from 2002-2004
New cases: 1,437,180 (not including nonmelanoma skin cancers)