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Health - Types of Cancers
Cancer is a general term that is given to over a hundred different diseases.

Health - Types of Cancers

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Whenever someone hears the word cancer, fear often sets in because the first tendency is to think of death. Not all cancers lead to death and most cancers, if caught early, can be cured. Still, it is a frightening thing to be told that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer. So what is this terrible thing we all fear?

1.
It is the leading cause of death in the U.S.
Skin cancer
Pancreatic cancer
Lung cancer
Kidney cancer
Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Answer (c) is correct
2.
There are approximately ____ different types of lymphoma.
100
30
50
80
There are approximately 30 different types of lymphoma. Answer (b) is correct
3.
This is one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer.
Anaplastic carcinoma
Adenocarcinoma
Urothelial carcinoma
Melanoma
Melanoma is one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer. Answer (d) is correct
4.
This type of cancer is only found in women.
Endometrial
Thyroid
Kidney
Prostate
Endometrial cancer is only found in women as it is the cancer of the lining of the uterus. Answer (a) is correct
5.
The most common pancreatic cancer is _______.
urothelial carcinoma
melanoma
adenocarcinoma
anaplastic carcinoma
The most common pancreatic cancer is adenocarcinoma. Answer (c) is correct
6.
This cancer begins in the bone marrow and affects the forming of blood cells.
Colon cancer
Bladder cancer
Thyroid cancer
Leukemia
Leukemia begins in the bone marrow and affects the forming of blood cells. Answer (d) is correct
7.
When this is damaged, cancer sets in.
The skin
Blood cells
An organ
DNA
When a cell’s DNA is damaged, cancer sets in. Answer (d) is correct
8.
When a tumor is the result of cancer cells it is referred to as being _______.
Malignant
Leukemia
Carcinoma
Benign
When a tumor is the result of cancer cells it is referred to as being malignant. Answer (a) is correct
9.
These grow, then divide to make new cells and then die off.
Tumors
Normal cells
Carcinomas
Abnormal cells
Normal cells grow, then divide to make new cells and then die off. Answer (b) is correct
10.
In most cases, the cancer cells form into ______.
dark spots
lumps
tumors
hard sacs
In most cases, the cancer cells form into tumors. Answer (c) is correct
Author:  Christine G. Broome

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