Cancer Syndromes & Genetic Risk Factors for Cancer


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Which of these is NOT a clue for a family cancer syndrome?

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1. Li-Fraumeni syndrome arises from a mutation in _____.

2. Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOC) _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What does the term 'cancer syndrome' refer to, and what are indications of this syndrome? These are among the topics you will need to know in order to answer the practice questions in the quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Challenge yourself with questions on the following:

  • Clues to family cancer syndrome
  • What mutation corresponds to Li-Fraumeni syndrome
  • Facts about Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome
  • What a carcinogen is
  • The term used to describe an inheritance of genetic mutations that can increase the risk of cancer

Skills Practiced

You'll be able to practice the following skills while using this quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the role of genetics in the development of some cancers
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about cancer risk in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of cancer syndrome
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the clues that can indicate if one has developed cancer due to inherited gene mutations

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson called Cancer Syndromes & Genetic Risk Factors for Cancer for further study on this topic. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define cancer syndrome
  • Compare the working of the body to that of a car to illustrate what happens when certain systems or parts do not function correctly
  • List clues that could indicate genetic mutation as a reason for developing cancer
  • Describe certain types of cancer syndrome