Flashcards in Cancer Deck (8)
Cells in the Body Divide on a Regular Basis but a __________ Forms when Control of this is Lost and Cells _______ in an Abnormal Way.
Benign Tumours are Growths of _____________ Cells Contained in One Place, Usually Within a _____________.
Malignant Tumour Cells can Spread around the Body, Invading Neighbouring ___________ Tissues. A Malignant Tumour is Referred to as ___________.
Cancer Cells not only Divide more ___________ than Normal Cells, they also Live __________.
Causes of Cancer?
- Clear Genetic Risk Factors for Some Cancers.
- Most Cancers are the Result of Mutations.
- Ionising Radiation, such as UV Light and X-Rays.
- 15% of Human Cancers are Caused by Virus Infections.
What are the Two Ways to Treat Cancer?
What is Radiotherapy?
When the Cancer Cells are Destroyed by Targeted Doses of Radiation, which Stops Mitosis in the Cancer Cells.