Reviewing facts and vocabulary 1 define cancer name

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Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary 1. Define cancer . Name four risk factors for cancer. 2. What is the difference between a benign tumor and one that is malignant? 3. What are two important means of early cancer detection? Thinking Critically 4. Analyzing. The physician of an adult family member has suggested that the person undergo a certain cancer screening procedure as part of a routine exam. The family member is afraid to have this procedure done. What would you tell this person? 5. Evaluating. Why do you think skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States? W O R D P R O C E S S I N G Use word- processing software to create your booklet. Use special formats, borders, and art. Click on health.glencoe.com for help using word-processing software. Lesson 2 Cancer 687 necessary to determine whether cancer is present. X rays and other imaging techniques help determine a tumor’s location and size. Treating Cancer The methods used to treat cancer depend on several factors, such as the type of cancer, whether the tumor has spread, and the patient’s age and health. Treatment might include one or more of the following: Surgery removes some or all of the cancerous masses from the body. Radiation therapy aims rays from radioactive substances at cancerous cells. The radiation kills the cells and shrinks the cancerous mass. Chemotherapy uses chemicals to destroy cancer cells. Immunotherapy activates a person’s immune system to recognize specific cancers and destroy them. Hormone therapy involves using medicines that interfere with the production of hormones. These treatments kill cancer cells or slow their growth. Cancer that responds to treatment or is under control is said to be in a period of time when symptoms disappear . Cancer in remission is not always cured; it can recur, sometimes years later. remission health.glencoe.com TOPIC Cancer Research Go to health.glencoe.com to link to the American Cancer Society. ACTIVITY Using the link, list five recent developments in cancer research.
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Allergies,Asthma, Diabetes, and Arthritis YOU’LL LEARN TO Explain the characteristics, symptoms, causes, and treatments of noncommunicable diseases. Describe the importance of taking responsibility for establishing and implementing health maintenance to prevent or manage noncommunicable diseases for individuals and family members of all ages. Develop and analyze strategies related to the prevention and management of noncommunicable diseases. ardiovascular diseases and cancer are two of the most deadly C noncommunicable diseases. Other noncommunicable diseases are chronic, meaning that they are present continuously or recur frequently over a long period time. Allergies, asthma, diabetes, and arthritis are chronic diseases that affect millions of people. Some, such as allergies, asthma, and certain types of diabetes, are caused by a response of the immune system. Others, such as osteoarthritis (ahs- tee-oh-ahr-THRY-tus), cause the breakdown of body cells and tissues.
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