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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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