Ch 22: Cancer and Personal Health

About This Chapter

Watch online video lessons and learn what cancer is and its risk factors, including new research on genetic causes. Make use of the quizzes that follow each lesson to test your knowledge of these topics.

Cancer and Personal Health - Chapter Summary and Lesson Objectives

Cancer is a condition characterized by the abnormal growth of cells in the body, a condition called 'neoplasia.' In this chapter's lessons, you'll learn about the types of neoplasia and gain an understanding of various terms used when discussing cancer, such as 'benign' and 'malignant.' Your lessons will also include information on cancer risk factors, including genetic causes, as well as treatments. By the end of this chapter, you should have an understanding of:

  • Types and examples of neoplasia
  • Differences between benign and malignant tumors
  • What cancer is and the risk factors at various stages of life
  • Genetic risk factors for cancer

Video Objective
What is Neoplasia? - Definition, Types and Examples This lesson explores the concept of neoplasia, which is abnormal growth or abnormal numbers of cells in the body.
Benign vs. Malignant: Definition, Characteristics and Differences You'll gain an understanding of what these terms mean in regard to neoplasms, or tumors, and look at the characteristics of each.
What is Cancer? -Definition, Types and Risk Factors Here, we'll find out what cancer is and examine the characteristics of different types of cancer.
Risk Factors, Screening, Treatment and Prevention of Cancer In this lesson, we'll explore the risk factors for cancer and see how screenings can result in early detection using breast cancer as an example. The lesson also looks at treatment and prevention.
Cancer Syndromes and Genetic Risk Factors for Cancer You'll learn about genetic syndromes that cause an increased risk of cancer as well as genes that may increase risk as well.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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