What Do You Know About CANCER?

 Cancer. One of the scariest words in any language. Cancer is one of the most deadly and scary diseases, and it's not one disease but hundreds, each with its own risk factors and symptoms. This is the reason all of us should know as much about this condition as we can. In this quiz, we will check your basic knowledge about some types of cancer and cancer in general.
 
 
True or False: Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells somewhere in the body
True
False
 
 
Which Cancer is responsible for the most deaths, globally?
According to WebMD, Lung Cancer kills about 1.7 million people per year. The second biggest killer is Colorectal cancer.
Lung Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Breast Cancer
Liver Cancer
 
 
What is the most common cancer?
Skin cancer is the most common, with some experts saying 1 in 5 Americans may develop it within their lifetime.
Skin Cancer
Lung Cancer
Breast Cancer
Stomach Cancer
 
 
What process distinguishes malignant tumors from benign tumors?
In metastasis, cancer cells break away from where they first formed, travel through the blood or lymph system, and form new tumors in other parts of the body.
Metastasis
Rate of growth
Size of tumor
Location of tumor
 
 
Which of these is NOT a factor that significantly increasing the likelihood of developing ovarian and breast cancers?
Smoking, while a huge risk for many types of cancer, is not one of the primary factors in ovarian and breast cancers.
Smoking
Having a child after the age of 30
Hormone replacement therapy
Being overweight menopause age
 
 
What kind of tumors are most impacted by chemotherapy?
They influence mostly fast growing cells, which is why some people lose their hair as well (fast growing).
Slow-growing tumors
Fast-growing tumors
Metastasized tumors
Localized tumors
 
 
True or False: Cancer can be caused by biological agents such as infections from certain viruses, bacteria, or parasites.
True
False
 
 
Which of these cancers offers the lowest chance of survival, once detected?
Only about 7% of pancreatic cancer patients survive the first 5 years after detection. The next is brain cancer, with 12-13%.
Pancreatic cancer
Brain Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Liver Cancer
 
 
Cancer of the blood cells is referred to as...
Leukemia
Carcinoma
Hemeoplexy
Hemophilia
 
 
True or False: Cancer is the second most common cause cause of death.
According to WHO, heart disease, neonatal conditions, strokes and a few others are bigger killers.
True
False
 
 
What % of cancer deaths around the world is linked to tobacco smoking?
About 22% of all cancer deaths are related to the use of tobacco and consequently, they comprise the single largest group of cancer deaths that are potentially preventable.
2-5%
20-30%
15-20%
45-55%
 
 
True or False: Artificial sweeteners are linked to certain kinds of cancers
There are no studies proving this.
True
False
 
 
Which cancer of the female reproductive system is the most deadly?
Unfortunately, symptoms of ovarian cancers often only appear in the late stages of ovarian cancers and because of this it is sometimes too late.
Cervical Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Uterine Cancer
 
 
Which cancer of the male reproductive system is the most deadly?
Prostate Cancer
Testicular Cancer
Bladder Cancer
You Still Have More to Learn About Cancer
According to your score, there is still some things you should be learning about cancer, since it is such a deadly set of diseases and the risk factors are many and varied, some internal and some external. The more you know about it, the more you can minimize your risk.
You Know Quite a Bit
You seem to know more than a little about cancer. That's terrific, since it is such a deadly set of diseases and the risk factors are many and varied, some internal and some external. The more you know about it, the more you can minimize your risk. There's still a bit more to learn, so why not check out our answers?
You Know a Lot About Cancer!
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