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renegade system of growth that originates in the body
cancer can originate
almost anywhere in the body
arise from cells that cover external and internal body surfaces
arise from cells in supporting tissues
arise in lymph nodes and tissues of the immune system
cancers of immature blood cells
how do scientists name cancers?
using latin prefixes
cancer arises from
loss of normal growth control
direct migration or penetration by cancer cells
ability of cancer cells to circulate through the blood
capable of spreading; are often cancerous
tissue growth based on excessive cell division
is hyperplasia reversible?
explain tumor grading
based on microscopic differences, there are grades that are assigned (I, II, III, IV)
explain tumor staging
after diagnosis, based on answers to certain questions, doctors assign a cancer stage
six causes of cancer
chemicals, viruses or bacteria, radiation, heredity, diet, and hormones
what is chromatin?
highly folded ribbon-like complexes of DNA and a class of proteins called histones
what is p53?
protein that functions to block cell cycle if DNA is damaged
what type of cancer is a PSA test used to detect?
what type of cancer does a pap Smear detect?
what type of cancer is prominent in the US?
chemicals causing cancer by altering DNA
potential cancer gene
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