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HED44-cha13 - Health Education 44, Chapter 13 1. Cancer is...

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Health Education 44, Chapter 13 1. Cancer is a large group of diseases characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. The difference between a benign and malignant tumor is that while a benign is a harmless non-cancerous tumor, a malignant is a very dangerous cancerous tumor. 2. There are many specific causes of cancer, the most important of which are smoking, obesity, and a few organic viruses. However, wide global variations in common cancers, such as those of breast, prostate, colon, and rectum, remain unexplained. However, researchers believe you can reduce your chances of getting cancer by living a healthy lifestyle, and avoid the factors that may cause cancer. Early theorists believed that we inherit a genetic predisposition toward certain forms of cancer. Cancers of the breast, stomach, colon, prostate, uterus, ovaries, and lungs appear to run in families. 3.
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HED44-cha13 - Health Education 44, Chapter 13 1. Cancer is...

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