B7 Non-Communicable diseases

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What is health?
Health is the state of physical and mental well being
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What type of diseases can poor health be caused by?
Communicable diseases (can be transferred between organisms) and non-communicable diseases (can't be transferred between organisms)
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What do risk factors increase?
Risk factors increase the likelihood of developing the disease.
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Give an example of a risk factor
Diet or smoking which can cause carcinogens, which are substances and exposures that can lead to cancer.
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What is a casual mechanism?
It's how one factor influences another through a biological process and shows a link.
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What is cancer caused by?
Cancer is caused by genetics, mutations, ionising radiation, and viruses.
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How does a tumour form?
A tumor forms when mitosis goes out of control and cells grow abnormally with little time to grow in between.
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What is radiotherapy?
Radiotherapy is when cancer cells are destroyed by targeted radiation doses which stop mitosis.
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What is chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy stops cancer cell growth or causes them to delf-destruct.
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