Cancer, Abnormal Cells & Pharmacology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. If you wanted to treat a problem of neoplastic etiology by getting rid of the tumor, you could use chemicals to kill the tumor in a process called _____.

Question 2 2. What does neoplasia refer to?

Question 3 3. Your friend was just diagnosed with cancer and she is looking to discuss her concerns about treatment options with you. You should recommend that she _____.

Question 4 4. When describing radiation to a patient, you can mention that _____.

Question 5 5. Your friend Jake is at a BBQ party. You know he's trying to do everything he can to avoid cancer. He asks you for his advice on what he should eat. You tell him:

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Question 6 6. _____ is an herb that might improve the immune system's fight against cancer.

Question 7 7. A paraneoplastic syndrome is a term usually used with respect to:

Question 8 8. A paraneoplastic syndrome DOES NOT include:

Question 9 9. Which of the following describes a common mechanism of all chemotherapy drugs?

Question 10 10. Which of the following describes a chemotherapy drug that binds to DNA to cause structural changes during DNA replication?

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Question 11 11. Surgical treatments for appendiceal cancer are dependent on all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 12 12. Appendiceal cancer is rare, affecting roughly how many people a year in the United States?

Question 13 13. How does the immune system work?

Question 14 14. What is one use of methotrexate?

Question 15 15. What is the primary cause of appendiceal cancer?

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Question 16 16. Which type of appendiceal cancer is the most aggressive and difficult to treat?

Question 17 17. What's one idea for how and why paraneoplastic autoantibodies attack the nervous system?

Question 18 18. Paraneoplastic syndrome is a collection of signs and symptoms stemming from _____.

Question 19 19. The staging of appendiceal cancer is based on the TNM system. What does the T in TNM stand for?

Question 20 20. Your friend was recently diagnosed with appendiceal cancer and the cancer was very small and was only found in one location in the appendix. What is the likely 5 year survival rate for your friend?

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Question 21 21. In modern parlance, 'tumor' is most often associated with:

Question 22 22. A malignant tumor is:

Question 23 23. What are the three general ways by which tumors are treated?

Question 24 24.

What are the general types of treatment options for a paraneoplastic disorder?

I. Immunosuppression

II. Treating the tumor

III. Antifungal medication

Question 25 25. What is etiology?

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Question 26 26. Chemotherapy is different from radiation because _____.

Question 27 27. An acupressure practitioner may want to stimulate the _____ point for general pain relief.

Question 28 28. What is metastasis?

Question 29 29. Which of the following chemotherapy drugs induces apoptosis by looking similar to nucleotides used in DNA replication?

Question 30 30. Removal of the appendix by surgery is also known as a/an:

Cancer, Abnormal Cells & Pharmacology Chapter Exam Instructions

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