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13.3: Carcinogens and Cancer

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benign tumor

Tumor that remains localized and generally does not harm health

cancer

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

carcinogen

Anything that can cause cancer.

chemotherapy

Drug treatment used to treat cancer.

malignant tumor

Cancerous tumor.

oncogenes

Genes promote the division of cells with damaged DNA.

tumor

Abnormal mass of cells that may be cancerous.

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