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Carcinogens and Cancer

Cancers are generally cause by a pair of genetic changes which can be caused by dietary or environmental factors.

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benign tumor

benign tumor

Tumor that remains localized and generally does not harm health
cancer

cancer

Disease that occurs when the cell cycle is no longer regulated and cells divide out of control.
carcinogen

carcinogen

Anything that can cause cancer.
chemotherapy

chemotherapy

Drug treatment used to treat cancer.
malignant tumor

malignant tumor

Cancerous tumor.
oncogenes

oncogenes

Genes promote the division of cells with damaged DNA.
tumor

tumor

Abnormal mass of cells that may be cancerous.

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