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					Genetics & Disease
Week 12 Study Guide
Vocabulary

cancer                                     carcinoma
tumor                                      sarcoma
benign                                     melanoma
malignant                                  myeloma
apoptosis                                  lymphoma
oncology                                   Hodgkin's Disease
metastasis                                 mesothelioma
neoplasm                                   pharmacogenetics
biopsy                                     carcinogen

Concepts

Check out this multimedia overview of cancer: http://www.insidecancer.org/

   1. Distinguish between malignant and benign tumors.




   2. Describe the pathogenesis of cancer. (include apoptosis, malignant, and metastasis)
3. List several general factors which put a person at risk for cancer.



   List specific factors for the following cancers:

   lung

   liver

   stomach

   skin

   breast

   cervix

   colon/rectum



4. What is a larger determinant for cancer, genetics or environment?



5. Describe various treatments for cancer.

   radiation




   chemotherapy (describe chemotherapy and explain how pharmacogenetics can help)




   alternative and complimentary treatments (acupuncture, massage, herbal, chiropractic)
6. Describe the symptoms and effects of cancers involving various body organs.

   liver




   lung




   breast




   cervix




   stomach




   skin




   colon/rectum

				
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