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Cancer causing gene

Oncogene

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Cancer spreads or another part of the body

Metastasis

2

How is cancer formed?

Damaged DNA; cells divide uncontrollably

3

How does cancer spread?

Travels through bloodstream and lymph vessels

4

How can DNA be damaged?

Outside environment (carcinogens)

5

Signal that can be seen by someone else

Sign

6

Signal that can be felt and noticed by the person who has it

Symptom

7

Fluid that flows our from capillary walls or bathe cells in tissues of the body

Lymph

8

Cancer that starts in lymph nodes

Lymphoma

9

A tumor that is not cancerous

Benign

10

How is the type of cancer named?

Where the cancer started

11

Is cancer contagious?

No

12

Do females or males have a higher risk of cancer?

Males

13

The removal of tissue that is sent to research

Biopsy

14

What is one major cost of cancer?

Treatment costs lots of money