CANCER-MITOSIS GONE WRONG – Flashcards with Answers

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What is cancer?
What is cancer?
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Cells spend less time in interphase and go through mitosis rapidly, continually dividing.
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How are cancer cells different from regular cells?
How are cancer cells different from regular cells?
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They spend less time in interphase They don’t stop dividing after a certain point They grow faster They travel through the body They have a different physical structure
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What are some causes of cancer?
What are some causes of cancer?
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Chemicals UV rays Viruses X-rays Genetics
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What is a tumor?
What is a tumor?
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A cluster of cells going through uncontrolled mitosis

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