What is Neoplasia? - Definition, Types & Examples


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A benign tumor is:

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1. A malignant neoplasm is also known as:

2. Which characteristic does Cancer NOT possess?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your knowledge about the differences between benign and malignant neoplasia will be assessed in this quiz/worksheet combination.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz and check your knowledge about:

  • The difference between benign and malignant
  • Cancer characteristics
  • The definition of metastasis
  • The term for the study of cancer

Skills Practiced

This assessment helps you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about tumors in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast benign and malignant neoplasia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding benign neoplasms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about metastasis

Additional Learning

Tumors, or neoplasia, are abnormal growths. This lesson, What is Neoplasia? Definition, Types & Examples, will cover the following objectives:

  • Defining neoplasia
  • Examples of benign versus malignant tumors
  • Describing carcinoma in situ