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Is cancer one disease?
Flase, cancer is a term for more than 100 diseases.
Cancer cells were once normal cells in the body that changed or mutated and started to grow out of control?
True, cancer forms when the damage to a cells DNA causes the cell to grow aggressively and/or abnormally.
Any cell that divides can become cancerous?
True, any cell has the chance of becoming cancerous.
People become sick with cancer as soon as the normal cells mutate?
False, people become sick with cancer when the cancerous cells take over and the normal healthy cells cannot do their jobs.
Factors that damage the genes within a cell are called carcinogens?
True, carcinogens are factors that damage the genes within a cell.
tobacco and ultraviolet light are carcinogens?
True, tobacco and ultraviolet light are two of the many carcinogens.
Damaged cells can never be repaired?
Flase, healthy cells can repair some damaged DNA.
You can catch cancer if you touch someone who has cancer?
False, you cannot catch cancer from anyone.
Leukemia is the name given to cancers of the blood?
Ture, leukemia is the name given to cancer of the blood.
There are four general types of cancer; tumors, leukemia, blood, and lung cancers?
False, there are two genral types of cancer; tumors and leukemia.
Tumors are solid, found in the different parts of the body and named for the cells from which they grow?
True, tumor type cancers are osteosarcoma (bone cancer), breast cancer, melanoma (skin cancer) and retinoblastoma (eye cancer).
Leukemia is cancer of the bones?
False, leukemia is cancer of the blood.
When damage to the DNA of a cell causes the cell to form a solid growth of tissue a benign tumor forms?
True, a benign tumor is formed when damage to the DNA of a cell causes the cell to form a solid growth of tissue.
A malignant tumor is not cancerous?
False, a noncancerous tumor is referred to as benign, a cancerous tumor is referred to as malignant.
A cancer metastasizes when a group of cells moves to other parts of the body and starts new tumors?
True, when new tumors are started in other parts of the body we say the cancer has metastasized.
Surgery, radiation, and amputation are the three main ways to treat cancer.
False, surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are the three main ways to trat cancer.
Radiation is low energy x-ray that penetrates cancer cells?
Flase, radiationus a high energy x-ray.