Quiz: Cancer Diagnosis

  1. Cancers arise in only some of the organs or tissues in the body.
  2. In general, a biopsy is required to establish a definite diagnosis of cancer.
  3. If the histological type is not that which is usually found in the tissue being examined, it means that the patient is cancer-free.
  4. Primary site refers to the body part in which the metastasized cancer cells grow.
  5. An advanced breast cancer that has spread to the bone is considered a bone cancer.
  6. More than one histological type of cell may be found in the same site.
  7. Cancer cells that do not look like their healthy counterparts are called differentiated cells.
  8. Staging is useful to describe how far a cancer has progressed based on the size of the primary tumor and whether and where it has spread.