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Quiz: What is Cancer?

  1. Cancer refers to a single disease characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells.
  2. While healthy, normal cells carry out specific functions to sustain life; cancer cells serve no useful purpose in the body.
  3. Cells reproduce themselves only when they get injured and worn out.
  4. Benign tumors may grow and interfere with bodily function, but they rarely leave the body part where they originate.
  5. Neoplasia is a synonym for cancer, which is often used among medical professionals
  6. Hyperplasia refers to an abnormal increase in the size of each cell.
  7. A cell may become cancerous if anything goes wrong in the process of cell reproduction.
  8. Abnormal cell division can only be caused by gene mutations.
  9. Cigarette smoking is solely responsible for lung cancer, which leads to a great number of deaths in both men and women.
  10. According to statistics, the chances of getting skin cancer from exposure to excessive sunlight are equal for people of different races.