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What is the leading cause of death in Australia?

Cancer

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Most common cancers?

Prostate, colorectal, breast, melanoma and lung

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Do cells have to divide to become cancerous?

Yes

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What are carcinomas?

90 percent of cancers with epilthelial origin

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Mutations occur during what phase?

During cell replication

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Epithelial cells are capable of?

Dividing and some continuous, on the frontline requires multiple mutations to turn cancerous

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What does tumour mean?

Swelling?

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Where do benign tumours grown in?

In a capsule made of storms

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What is a malignant tom our?

Potentially fatal

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What is the stroma?

Connective tissue

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3 types of tissue?

Labile- continuously dividing epithelial, haempoietic stem cells

Stable (quiscent) do divide not continuous
Epithelial, smooth muscle

Permanent (non dividing) cardiac and skeletal myocytes, neuron

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What is proliferation?

Dividing of cells

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If you stress normal cells they can change what's this called?

Metaplasia reversible process means cells can adapt

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Normals cells can adapt to

Metaplasia and hyperplasia

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Metaplasia can?

Can increase risk of mutation
Common site -cervix

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What is dysplasia?

Pre cancerous change

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What is hyperplasia?

Increase in cell number more likely for mutations

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Mutations can lead to?

Dysplasia- abnormal cell how they look and genes

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What is atypia and polymorphism?

Atypia- abnormal cells
Polymorphism- all abnormal cells are different

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What is neoplasia?

New growth or tumour

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Mutations can cause?

Permanent changes in DNA

Germ cells: transmitted to progeny-inherited diseases cancers
Somatic cells:not transmitted cancers congenital malformations

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What are mutagens?

Cause damage directly through increasing oxidant production or reduce anti oxidant defences

Caused by IV alcohol genetics viruses

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What is apoptosis?

Cell suicide programmed cell death can be triggered externally

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Goal of cancer treatment?

To get cancerous
cells to undergo apoptosis

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What is carcinogenesis?

Imitation of cancer formation

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What are the four classes of normal regulatory genes targeted by genetic damage?

-Growth promoting proto-oncogenes
-growth inhibiting tumour suppressing genes
-genes that regulate apoptosis
-DNA repair genes

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Do cancer cells ignore chemical signals?

Yes

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What is angiogenesis?

Growth of new blood vessels
Benign -more organised
Malignant everywhere

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Cancer cells can

Break away base
Membrane
Secrete enzymes
Invade connective tissues

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What is the Warburg effect?

Use glucose to generate energy
Proliferative tissues uses aerobic glycolysis- uses less oxidants produces more byproducts to make cell membranes

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Mutations disrupt what pathways?

Growth signals
Apoptosis
Cell cycle arrest
DNA repair

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Accumulating genetic hits stages?

Normal cell
-DNA damage-apoptosis
-Genetic instability-daughters cells have mutation
-unregulated cell
Division
-invasive cancers

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Characteristics of benign tumours?

Never metastasises
Well differentiated-resemble starting cell
-encapsulated
-homogenous (uniformity of cells)
-cytoplasmic ratio (1:4 or 1:6)
-slow growing

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Characteristics of malignant cancers?

-Can potentially metastasise
-well differentiated or undifferentiated
-heterogenous
-infiltrative growth
-increased nuclear to cytoplasmic ratio (1:1)
Fast growing- area of
Necrosis, many mitotic cells

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What is metastasises?

Cancer cells moving to another site via three routes:
-blood
-lymph
-direct seeding-she'd cells into pleural cavity

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Most common sites metastatic growth?

Capillary bed
Lungs
Kidney
Brain
Bone

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Naming of tumour is after?

Origin of cell

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Types of connective tissue?

Fibrous tissue
Muscle
Cartilage
Bone
Fat
Endothelium

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Premix for malignant tumours?

Sarc

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Most rare sarcoma?

Osteosarcoma

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Epithelial cells are named after their?

Growth pattern/characteristics

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Glandular eptithelium?

Cells that secrete
Endocrine-into blood
Exocrine-into a duct

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What is the mesothelial cells?

Not epithelial cells produce melanocytes