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  Invasive cancer

Invasive cancer

   Cancer that has spread beyond the area where it first developed to involve other tissues.


Any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream.


Invagesic is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): aspirin; caffeine; orphenadrine citrate.

Invagesic forte
Invagesic forte is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): aspirin; caffeine; orphenadrine citrate.

Invanz is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): ertapenem sodium.

Medical tests that involve gaining entry into the body via a needle, tube, or hand.

Invasive Techniques
Any set of techniques that penetrates the body or is done within a body cavity beyond the line of sight. Examples would be putting in an IV catheter or looking down a throat with an endoscope.


Ischaemic stroke
A stroke caused by a cerebral infarct, classified by arterial distribution: total anterior circulation infarct (TACI), partial anterior circulation infarct (PACI), posterior circulation infarct (POCI) and lacunar infarct (LACI).

Imaging tests
Takes pictures of the lungs and can detect problems such as a mass, an infection, air in the pleural space. Visual imaging tests include; chest x-rays, CTs (computed tomography).

Immunohistochemical staining
A laboratory process of detecting an organism in tissues with antibodies. These antibodies are labeled with a compound that is seen as a colored deposit when viewed microscopically. In general, mesotheliomas require immunohistochemical confirmation before legal measures are initiated.

Inserting chemotherapy drugs directly into the chest cavity.

Inserting chemotherapy drugs directly into the abdominal cavity. Intraoperative photodynamic therapy is a new treatment that uses special drugs and light to kill cancer cells. Its use in the early states of mesothelioma in the chest is being studied. Judgement - an official court order deciding the rights or claims of the parties in a legal proceeding.

Invasive cancer

I Ching (I Ging, Yi King, Book of Change, Book of Changes, Book of Metamorphoses)
Chinese book of ancient origin that is considered a means of fortunetelling. It is part of the canon of Confucianism, the quasireligious philosophy that dominated China until the early twentieth century. "I Ching" combines two Mandarin words|yi, which means "divination," and jing, which means "classic" or "book." The I Ching features sixty-four hexagrams--drawings consisting of six lines each--which symbolize supposedly quintessential conditions, such as happiness, humility, innocence, and tranquillity.

In healthcare, any attempt (particularly one that is professional), or mode of attempting, to modify a medical situation.

Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT)
Blood glucose (sugar) levels higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. People with IGT may or may not develop diabetes. Other names (no longer used) for IGT are "borderline," "subclinical," "chemical," or "latent" diabetes.

Implantable Insulin Pump
A small pump placed inside of the body that delivers insulin in response to commands from a hand-held device called a programmer.

Taking food, water, or medicine into the body by mouth.

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