Section 23.2. Cancer. Objectives. Describe how cancer affects the body. Identify the tests and treatments for cancer. List seven ways you can prevent cancer. Health Stats This graph shows the most common cancers in males and females.
Describe how cancer affects the body.
Identify the tests and treatments for cancer.
List seven ways you can prevent cancer.
Health Stats This graph shows the most common cancers in males and females.
Is lung cancer more common in males or females? Why do you think this is the case?
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There is a lot of information available about the dangers of too much sun exposure. But, many young people still tan. Evaluate products that claim to give you a “healthy tan” using this questionnaire.
Does the product’s labeling caution about the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) radiation?
Does the product provide SPF (sun protection factor) information?
Does the product encourage you to minimize your exposure to the sun or other UV radiation?
Does the product recommend other precautions—such as wearing sunglasses and a hat?
A “No” answer to one or more questions indicates that using the product may endanger your skin.
Choose a tanning product from a local store or a tanning salon. Use the checklist to evaluate the product. Then write a paragraph explaining why the product may or may not be healthy for your skin.
The key to curing cancer is early detection and treatment.
A group of diseases involving the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells.
An abnormal mass of tissue.
The term used to describe a cancerous tumor.
The spread of cancer from where it first develops to other parts of the body.
A normal gene that has changed into a cancer-causing gene.
A substance that is known to cause cancer.
The removal of a small piece of tissue to examine it for signs of cancer.
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End of Section 23.2 ultraviolet (UV) radiation?
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