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Cancer (Bio II) Quiz


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Metastasis is

A. the spread of cancer from one part of the body to another.

B. the growth of tumors in the lungs

C. cancer of the blood cells

D. cancer that is found in connective tissues


Activities or choices that will affect your health.

A. lifestyle factors

B. biogenetics

C. healthy choices

D. habits


Using drugs or medicines to destroy cancer cells.

A. chemotherapy

B. radiation therapy

C. cancer surgery

D. mitotic spindling


In situ breast cancer refers to

A. cancer that has spread throughout the body

B. cancer that has spread to local lymph nodes

C. cancer that appears in only one place in the body

D. cancer that has spread to brain


If someone in your family has had Cancer in the past you have what doctors call a:

A. Predisposition

B. Carcinogen

C. Risk Factor

D. Chemotherapy


A benign tumor differs from a malignant tumor in that a benign tumor

A. is cancerous

B. spreads from the original site

C. does not metastisize

D. never causes health problems


A diagnostic procedure that involves removing a tissue sample from a patient.

A. biopsy

B. lipotripsy

C. pathogenesis

D. oncology


Which type of tumor is being described:

Slow growing Not dangerous Does not spread

A. Malignant

B. Benign


A mammogram is a

A. x-ray of breast tissue

B. a surgery to remove tumors

C. removal of great tissue

D. machine that creates images


An abnormal mass of cancer cells is called a 

A. tumor

B. cyst

C. lesion

D. polyp


Which of the following can lead to uncontrolled cell growth (cancer)? 

A. Proto-oncogene 

B. Oncogene

C. Tumor suppressor gene

D. DNA repair system 


Cancer creates abnormal cells by disrupting

A. the cell cycle

B. red blood cell formation

C. DNA replication

D. ATP synthesis


Which of the following is a way that your body defends itself against cancer?

A. proto-oncogenes & tumor suppressor genes

B. DNA repair system

C. apoptosis 

D. ALL OF THE ABOVE!


Which type of tumor is being described below:

Spreads Dangerous Grows quickly

A. Benign

B. Malignant


What is a mutation?

A. A mistake in DNA which can lead to cancer

B. A complete copy of DNA

C. A change in DNA which doesn’t cause an issue

D. A mistake in your body that is caught and removed


Cancer is caused due to

A. Controlled mitosis

B. Uncontrolled mitosis

C. Controlled meiosis

D. Uncontrolled meiosis


The cell cycle control system

A. receives messages from the outside of the cell that influence cell division

B. triggers and controls major events in the cell cycle

C. is influenced by growth factors that bind to cell receptors

D. all of the above


The diploid chromosome compliment of human somatic cell consists of how many chromosomes?

A. 14

B. 23

C. 46

D. 58


Any substance that is known to cause cancer is called a

A. carcinogen

B. nicolyte

C. pathogen

D. retrovirus


What is a mutation?

A. A mistake in DNA which can lead to cancer

B. A complete copy of DNA

C. A change in DNA which doesn’t cause an issue

D. A mistake in your body that is caught and removed




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