Liver Cancer and Hepatitis B: Hepadnaviridae Structure, Transmission & Disease


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The hepatitis B virus can cause all of the following EXCEPT:

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1. What is oncogenesis?

2. Cirrhosis is BEST described as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess different diseases that can affect the liver. You will be quizzed on the hepatitis B virus and oncogenesis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What the hepatitis B virus can cause
  • What type of hepatitis requires co-infection with HBV
  • Facts about hepatitis B
  • Oncogenesis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Facts about the hepatitis D virus
  • How HBV spreads
  • What a ground glass appearance to the liver hepatocytes indicates
  • The relationship between viruses and cancer

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related liver cancer and hepatitis B lesson
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as cirrhosis and oncogenesis
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the hepatitis B and D viruses

Additional Learning

To learn more about different diseases that affect the liver, review the accompanying lesson on Characteristics of Liver Cancer & Hepatitis B. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Recognize members of the Hepadnaviridae virus family
  • Review how the hepatitis B virus can be transmitted to others
  • Understand the characteristics of hepatitis B and what happens in the body with this disease
  • Learn about the dangers of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Recall the characteristics of hepatitis D and the vaccine that can protect people from this disease