quiz 3 Chapter 5 &6 Cancer Neoplasm

Question 1 of 20

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A 63 year old woman develops breast cancer. Which of the following is the most likely manner in which the cancer will become noticeable

Select one of the following:

  • she is anemic


  • she develops an opportunistic infection

  • she develops a cough with bloody sputum production

  • she has pain with breathing

  • she feels a lump during her monthly breast self-examination

Question 2 of 20

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Which of the following has NOT been implicated in causing cancer

Select one of the following:

  • exposure to high-voltage power lines

  • viral carcinogens, such as HPV

  • exposure to ultraviolet radiation (sunlight)

  • chemicals in foods, such as aflatoxin

Question 3 of 20

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Which of the following is not an example of physiologic hyperplasia?

Select one of the following:

  • Breast development in adolescent females

  • Breast enlargement in males

  • A well-conditioned athlete’s enlarged heart

  • Uterine size increase during pregnancy

Question 4 of 20

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The first step a cell must undergo to acquire autonomous growth potential is called:

Select one of the following:

  • Progression

  • Transformation

  • Alteration


  • Initiation

Question 5 of 20

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Specialized copies of DNA that code for growth factors contributory to neoplasia are called:

Select one of the following:

  • Mutations

  • Promoters

  • Tumor suppressor genes

  • Oncogenes


  • Initiators

Question 6 of 20

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Chemotherapy is generally most effective with tumors composed fo rapidly dividing cells.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 7 of 20

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The most aggressive growths will appear this way under microscopic examination

Select one of the following:

  • poorly differentiated

  • well differentiated

  • low grade

  • atypical

Question 8 of 20

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Examples of chemical carcinogens include all of the following except:

Select one of the following:

  • cigarette smoke

  • vinyl chloride

  • ultraviolet radiation

  • human papillomavirus

Question 9 of 20

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The most common cancer in women is _a. __________ cancer, but more women die of _b._______________ cancer.

Select one of the following:

  • a. lung b. breast

  • a. breast b. lungs

  • a. cervix b. breast

  • a. lungs. b. cervix

Question 10 of 20

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An agent that causes cancer is

Select one of the following:

  • carcinogen

  • initiator

  • transformer

  • oncogene

  • promoter

Question 11 of 20

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A 53 year old woman undergoes a breast biopsy. The pathology report states that some of the breast ducts demonstrate epithelial hyperplasia. Based on your understanding of hyperplasia, what do you think is the most appropriate advice to give this woman?

Select one of the following:

  • She should have mammograms at more frequent intervals.

  • She should return in 1-2 years for her regular screening mammogram

  • She should undergo brain imaging because she might have a pituitary adenoma.

  • She should have a pregnancy test.

  • She should have a mastectomy to remove all premalignant tissue.

Question 12 of 20

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A neoplasm that will likely not kill the individual that harbors it

Select one of the following:

  • Benign

  • malignant

  • invasion

  • in situ

Question 13 of 20

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A neoplasm that has the potential to spread widely and cause death

Select one of the following:

  • malignant

  • in situ

  • benign

  • invasion

Question 14 of 20

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The direct extension of neoplastic cells into surrounding tissue without regard to tissue boundaries

Select one of the following:

  • benign

  • malignant

  • in situ

  • invasion

Question 15 of 20

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Metaplasia is the replacement of one tissue type by another

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 16 of 20

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Which of the following contribute to accurate staging of a cancer

Select one or more of the following:

  • A. Knowing the size of the tumor and the extent to which it has invaded local tissues

  • B. Knowing whether there are metastases to regional lymph nodes

  • Knowing whether there are metastases to distant organs.

  • Knowing the size of distant organ metastases.

Question 17 of 20

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Which of the following names suggests a benign neoplasm when, in fact, it is malignant?

Select one or more of the following:

  • lymphoma

  • chondroma

  • fibrosarcoma

  • papilloma

  • lipoma

Question 18 of 20

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In the context of neoplasia, “stage” refers to:

Select one or more of the following:

  • The size of the tumor.

  • The amount of functional disability the tumor has caused.

  • The degree of atypia of malignant cells.

  • The extent of spread of a cancer through the body.

Question 19 of 20

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Carcinoma is a malignant neoplasm of mesenchymal tissues

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 20 of 20

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Hormonal therapy plays a significant role in the regression of breast and prostate cancer.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False
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