Sometimes a cell or group of cells lose the ability to control the rate of mitosis and cell division.
What can be formed when a cell or group of cells lose the ability to control cell division?
Healthy Dividing Cells
What is the name given to cancer of blood forming tissues?
What happens in a benign tumour?
The cells continue to grow at an uncontrollable rate.
The cells stop dividing after a period of time.
Choose examples of benign tumours.
What differentiates a Benign Tumour from a Malignant Tumour?
The cells have a faster growth rate
The cells have a slower growth rate
The cells are more differentiated
The cells are less differentiated
What is the name of the process that can occur converting a benign tumour into a malignant tumour?
What characteristics define the occurence of a malignant tumour?
The cells lose their ability to control the rate of mitosis
The cells fully differentiate and grow at a slow rate
The cells lose their ability to control the number of times mitosis occurs
What is the name of the process where the cancer can spread to other parts of the body?
What are oncogenes?
Cancer Causing Genes
Cancer Reducing Genes
What is the name given to a cancer causing agent?
From the list, choose two carcinogens?
What is the theoretical basis of chemotherapy?
The use of radiation to kill the cancer
The use of chemicals to slow down the growth of the cancer
The use of cytokines to boost the immune system