The Immune System's Role in Cancer


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Antigens are _____.

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1. Cancers arise from

2. Which of the following might be a reason that your immune system can't fight cancer?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can access this quiz/worksheet at any time from any device to help you assess your understanding of how the immune system works and what it does to fight the development of cancer. Practice questions focus on your ability to define key terms and phrases used in relation to this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this quiz, you will answer questions addressing:

  • What antigens are
  • What cancer develops from
  • Reasons why the immune system might be unable to fight cancer
  • How immunotherapies work
  • Facts about chemotherapy

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as antigen and chemotherapy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding immunotherapies
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what cancer is and how it might grow despite the defenses of the immune system

Additional Learning

Do you need to learn more about this topic? If so, you can use the lesson titled The Immune System's Role in Cancer to get details about:

  • What the body's immune system does
  • The growth of cancer cells
  • Ways in which cancer can grow undetected by the immune system
  • The effects of cancer treatments on the immune system
  • Immunotherapy as a cancer treatment option