The Progression of Cancer: Grading, Staging & Diagnosis


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_____ cancers are more aggressive, likely to spread, and difficult to treat than _____ cancers.

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1. The process of cancer staging focuses on _____.

2. Which of the following is used to definitively diagnose a cancer?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your comprehension of topics related to the stages of cancer progression. To do well on the quiz, you'll need to know a cancer that has undifferentiated cellular characteristics and the difference between stage IV cancer and stage I cancer.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to check your knowledge of the following:

  • Determination of how well differentiated a cancer may be
  • Process that helps determine whether a cancer has spread to local lymph nodes
  • Professional that diagnoses cancer types
  • Cancer that has undifferentiated cellular characteristics
  • Difference between stage IV cancer and stage I 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 cancer lesson
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as stage IV and stage I cancer
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about cancer that has undifferentiated cellular characteristics

Additional Learning

To learn more about concepts of cancer, review the accompanying lesson called The Progression of Cancer: Grading, Staging & Diagnosis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what cancer grading is and how it relates to tumors
  • Review what cancer staging is and how it determines how aggressive a cancer is
  • Learn about how cancer is diagnosed and screened through CT scans, MRIs and physical exams
  • Recall the role of a pathologist