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Non-Communicable Diseases Overview - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter will provide an overview of non-communicable diseases. The topics covered will help you understand the causes of various non-communicable diseases, like cancer and coronary heart disease. After completing the chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Define communicable and noncommunicable disease
- Discuss causes, symptoms, and treatment of coronary heart disease
- Describe types of lifestyle diseases
- Explore causes of cancer
- Understand differences of benign vs. malignant
We use short and engaging text and video lessons, which help you easily understand the information presented. The video timelines let you navigate the videos and review topics in order of your preference. A brief multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge. You can also print the lesson quizzes which can also serve as worksheets.
1. Communicable & Noncommunicable Diseases: Definition & Examples
A disease is a condition in the body that disrupts normal functions. Why are some diseases contagious while others aren't? This lesson discusses the difference between communicable and noncommunicable diseases.
2. Coronary Heart Disease: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
In this lesson, we will look at what causes coronary heart disease. We will learn about symptoms associated with this disease as well as treatment options.
3. Lifestyle Diseases: Definition & Types
In this lesson we'll describe what lifestyle diseases are and what makes them different from other diseases. Then, we'll look at three examples in detail: addiction, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.
4. What Causes Cancer?
This lesson will discuss a model of cancer formation as well as some things that can cause cancer. You'll learn about initiation, promotion, and progression as well as what occurs during each step.
5. Benign vs. Malignant: Definition, Characteristics & Differences
This lesson will talk about the common distinctions between malignant and benign tumors. We'll discuss how they may look or feel and how it is that they may look differently under the microscope as well.
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