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Cancer

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Uncontrolled division of cells. cancer
Mutagens (substances that cause mutations) that specifically cause cancer. carcinogens
An abnormal growth of cells. tumor
Tumor that stays in one spot. benign tumor
Tumor that spreads to other spots in the body. malignant tumor
The production of new blood vessels at the site of a tumor. angiogenesis
The transport of cancer cells to new parts of the body. metastasis
Cancer therapy that utilizes x-rays and radioactive solutions to stop cell division. radiation
Cancer therapy that utilizes drugs and chemicals to stop cell division. chemotherapy
Cancer of the body's or an organ's linings (outer egdes). carcinoma
Cancer of body's support structures (bone, cartilage, etc.) sarcoma
Cancer of the blood and bone marrow. leukemia
Caner of the lymph nodes and cells. lymphoma
Cancer of the pigments in your skin. melanoma
Cancer cells bypass _______________ that would otherwise stop the cell division of abnormal cells. checkpoints
Normally, damaged cells that are irreparable trigger _________________ or cell suicide. apoptosis
Cancer cells are considered _________________ meaning they don't die (Henrietta Lacks' cancer cells are still replicating in the lab). immortal
Unlike normal cells, cancer cells do NOT show _________________ meaning that they continuously replicate regardless of how many cells are around them. density-dependent inhibition of growth
Created by: ballb