What Causes Cancer?


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Which of the following best describes initiation?

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1. Why is promotion reversible if it is stopped early enough in the process?

2. Christina was informed by her oncologist that her cancer had originated in her right breast but has now, unfortunately, spread to her lungs and chest cavity. The step in the formation of cancer that Christina currently finds herself in is known as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There is an observable process in the development of cancer that can be broken down into different sections. The worksheet and quiz for this lesson will test you on this process and the identifiable factors that contribute to the formation of cancer cells.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The lesson resources will evaluate you on:

  • The definition of progression
  • The term, promotion
  • Ordering cancer formation events
  • The concept of initiation

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will measure your skills of:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as initiation, progression and promotion
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related causes of cancer lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about cancer formation

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled What Causes Cancer? to learn more about this topic. These objectives will be covered in the lesson:

  • Identify the sequence of cancer formation events
  • Understand the effects of carcinogens
  • Know about the process of initiation
  • Distinguish between promotion and progression

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