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Radiation, UV light and drugs are all examples of ________ factors.
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Exogenous
APC is linked with _______ cancer.
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liver
Stage IIIb breast cancer...
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Invasive, spread to breast skin, chest wall or internal mammary node; inflammatory, aggressive; and peau d' organge, red.
Where does testicular cancer metastasize to?
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bone, brain, abdomen, lungs
What are the 2 types of breast cancer?
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ductal (70%) and lobular carcinoma
If a man is anemic, he has _______.
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colon cancer unless proven otherwise (*men over 50)
African Americans have an increased risk of breast cancer before age _______.
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40 (caucasians have increased risk after 40)
The more times a woman _______, the higher the risk of ovarian cancer.
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ovulates (the increased # of inflammation)
What is the most common site of breast cancer?
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Upper, outer quadrant of breast/under the armpit; also called tail of Spence.
What race is most likely to get endometrial cancer? Which is more likely to die from it?
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Caucasians more likely to get; African Americans more likely to die.
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What are the leading causes of cancer deaths in women?
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lung/bronchus; breast; colon and rectum
What are the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer?
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vague and bloating
Why is breast cancer difficult to detect before age 40?
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The breast tissue is too dense to determine presence of cancer.
If a mutation occurs in _______ cells, it can be passed on to future generations.
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germ line
Stage IV breast cancer...
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metastatic
_______ cancer is the most common uterine cancer.
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Endometrial
Testicular cancer is the most common solid tumor in men aged _______.
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15-35
Sunburns and tanning beds increased the risk of _______.
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basal cell carcinoma
What are the clinical manifestations of testicular cancer?
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Painless enlargement and feeling of heaviness in lower abdomen.
What are the 3 leading causes of cancer deaths in men?
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lung, prostate, colon/rectum
Malignant connective tissue tumors are called _______.
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sarcomas (ex. chondrosarcoma)
  
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