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Understanding Cancer Series: Cancer
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    Posted: 01/28/2005    Reviewed: 09/01/2006
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      Slide Number and Title
  1. What is Cancer?
  2. Different Kinds of Cancer
  3. Naming Cancers
  4. Loss of Normal Growth Control
  5. Example of Normal Growth
  6. The Beginning of Cancerous Growth
  7. Tumors (Neoplasms)
  8. Invasion and Metastasis
  9. Malignant versus Benign Tumors
  10. Why Cancer is Potentially Dangerous
  11. Cancer Detection and Diagnosis
  12. Early Cancer May Not Have Any Symptoms
  13. Cervical Cancer Screening
  14. Breast Cancer Screening
  15. Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Screening
  16. Colon Cancer Screening
  17. Biopsy
  18. Microscopic Appearance of Cancer Cells
  19. Hyperplasia
  20. Dysplasia
  21. Carcinoma in Situ
  22. Tumor Grading
  23. Tumor Staging
  24. What Causes Cancer?
  25. Population-Based Studies
  26. Heredity? Behaviors? Other Factors?
  27. Tobacco Use and Cancer
  28. Low-Strength Radiation
  29. High-Strength Radiation
  30. Lag Time
  31. Viruses
  1. Examples of Human Cancer Viruses
  2. AIDS and Kaposi's Sarcoma
  3. Bacteria and Stomach Cancer
  4. Heredity and Cancer
  5. Heredity Can Affect Many Types of Cancer
  6. Genetic Testing
  7. Cancer Risk and Aging
  8. Genes and Cancer
  9. DNA Structure
  10. DNA Mutation
  11. Oncogenes
  12. Proto-Oncogenes and Normal Cell Growth
  13. Oncogenes are Mutant Forms of Proto-Oncogenes
  14. Tumor Suppressor Genes
  15. Tumor Suppressor Genes Act Like a Brake Pedal
  16. p53 Tumor Suppressor Protein Triggers Cell Suicide
  17. DNA Repair Genes
  18. Cancer Tends to Involve Multiple Mutations
  19. Mutations and Cancer
  20. Cancer Tends to Corrupt Surrounding Environment
  21. Cancer Prevention
  22. Avoid Tobacco
  23. Protect Yourself From Excessive Sunlight
  24. Limit Alcohol and Tobacco
  25. Diet: Limit Fats and Calories
  26. Diet: Consume Fruits and Vegetables
  27. Avoid Cancer Viruses
  28. Avoid Carcinogens at Work
  29. Industrial Pollution
  30. Is There a Cancer "Epidemic"?

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