Human Biology Unit 2- Tumours

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What is a tumour?
A group of undifferentiated cells
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What are the two types of tumour?
Benign and Malignant
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What are their similarities?
Both are produced by uncontrollable mitosis and both can cause damage to body tissues
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What are their differences?
A benign tumour is slow growing, surrounded by a fibrous capsule and doesn't move whereas a malignant tumour is fast growing and is not surrounded by a capsule.
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What is metastasis?
When cells from the primary tumour break off by blood and lymph to other parts of the body
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What are the 6 main causes of cancer?
Genetic, Age, Ionising Radiation, UV Radiation, Chemicals, Viruses
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