The General Pathophysiology of Cancer


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When cancer causes clinical syndromes NOT as a result of its metastasis or local tissue invasion, we term this (a) _____.

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1. Destruction, obstruction and pressure atrophy are all examples of _____ ways by which cancer can cause problems.

2. How can an infected peritonitis be fatal for a person?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cancer is a scary condition going far beyond cells growing out of control. This worksheet and quiz cover topics like specific types of cancer and cancer's physical harms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will be tested on the following:

  • Physical harms of cancer
  • Relationship between cancer and seizures
  • Inflammation of tissue covering the abdominal cavity
  • The effects cancer can have on the body

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about cancer in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the pathophysiology of cancer
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding effects of cancer

Additional Learning

Want to know more about cancer? Check out the accompanying lesson titled The General Pathophysiology of Cancer. It covers things like:

  • How cancer impacts the body
  • Physical forces of cancer
  • Definition of pressure atrophy
  • Hormonal effects
  • Definition of paraneoplastic syndrome