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11.56: Cancer

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cancer

Disease that causes cells to divide out of control.

carcinogen

Substance that can cause cancer.

mutations

Random errors in genes.

radon

Natural radioactive gas that seeps into buildings from the ground and can cause cancer.

tumor

Abnormal mass of tissue.

UV radiation

Invisible radiation that is a part of sunlight.

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Date Created:
Nov 29, 2012
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Aug 30, 2016
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