Chapter 10: Behavioral Factors In Cancer

25 Questions | Total Attempts: 1035

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
Cancer Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The main difference between benign and malignant tumors is
    • A. 

      Malignant cells can invade surrounding tissues

    • B. 

      The ability of benign tumors to metastasize

    • C. 

      The size of the tumor each produces

    • D. 

      That benign tumors attack nearly any tissue, whereas malignancies are specific to animal (including human) tissue cells

  • 2. 
    Which of these hypotheses best explains the recent drop in cancer death rates in the US?
    • A. 

      Better treatment procedures

    • B. 

      Better techniques for diagnosing cancer

    • C. 

      Changes in lifestyle

    • D. 

      Both a and c contributed to the drop

  • 3. 
    About 2/3rd of cancer deaths in the US are associated with
    • A. 

      Diet

    • B. 

      Sedentary lifestyle

    • C. 

      Cigarette smoking

    • D. 

      A combination of all the above

  • 4. 
    ____ cancer has the highest incidence (but not the highest mortality) of any cancer in the US
    • A. 

      Lung

    • B. 

      Cervical

    • C. 

      Leukemia

    • D. 

      Skin

  • 5. 
    For women, death rates are highest for _____ cancer
    • A. 

      Lung

    • B. 

      Stomach

    • C. 

      Uterine

    • D. 

      Skin

  • 6. 
    Cancer deaths of the lungs, breast, prostrate, and colon/rectum account for about 50% of all cancer deaths in the US. Cancer deaths form which of these sites continue to rise
    • A. 

      Lungs

    • B. 

      Breast

    • C. 

      Prostate

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 7. 
    For men, death rates are highest for _____ cancer
    • A. 

      Lung

    • B. 

      Stomach

    • C. 

      Prostate

    • D. 

      Colon and rectal

  • 8. 
    Which of these ethnic groups has the strongest risk for cancer deaths?
    • A. 

      Hispanic Americans

    • B. 

      European Americans

    • C. 

      African Americans

    • D. 

      Asian Americans

  • 9. 
    The factor LEAST likely to explain why people of different ehtnicities have different rates of cancer deaths is
    • A. 

      Biological

    • B. 

      Knowledge about cancer and its treatment

    • C. 

      Access to medical care

    • D. 

      Level of ahderence ot health recommendatios

  • 10. 
    Testicular cancer
    • A. 

      Has age-related risks similar to other canacers

    • B. 

      Varies from the age-related risk of other cancers, striking middle-aged men more often than older men

    • C. 

      Varies from the age-related risk of other cancers, striking young men more often than older ones

    • D. 

      Has higher mortaility rate than lung or prostate cancer

  • 11. 
    Women whose mothers developed breast cancer befor age 40, compared with those whose mothers did not have cancer, are
    • A. 

      About 2X more likely to develop breast cancer

    • B. 

      About 5-10X more likely to develop breast cancer

    • C. 

      No more likely to have breast cancer

    • D. 

      Much less likely to have breast cancer

  • 12. 
    The BRCA gene is related to breast cancer:
    • A. 

      Women with this gene are about 20X as likely to develop breast cancer as women without this gene

    • B. 

      Women with a mutated form of this gene are vulnerable to breast cancer

    • C. 

      This gene is responsible for about 50% of breast cancer cases

    • D. 

      Women with this gene will develop breast cancer,and about 40% of them will do so before age 35

  • 13. 
    With regard to radiation and cancer, evidence suggests that
    • A. 

      Any exposure to radiation greatly increases one's risk for cancer

    • B. 

      Any exposure to radiation slightly increases one's risk for cancer

    • C. 

      Dental and medical personnel who work with X-rays have significantly greater risk of cancer

    • D. 

      Long-time employment in a nuclear power plant increases cancer death rates for men

  • 14. 
    The number one preventable cause of death in the United States is
    • A. 

      High serum cholesterol

    • B. 

      Cigarette smoking

    • C. 

      AIDS

    • D. 

      Accidents

  • 15. 
    Some evidence indicates that being ____ is positively related to colon and rectal cancer
    • A. 

      Overweight

    • B. 

      Female

    • C. 

      Male

    • D. 

      European American

  • 16. 
    One reason that consuming red meat may raise the risk for cancer is
    • A. 

      The methods of preparation, such as grilling and smoking, provide risks

    • B. 

      The high protein content is a risk

    • C. 

      The high carbohydrate content of the meast is a risk

    • D. 

      Meat is more likely to be contaminated than grains, nuts, or vegetables

  • 17. 
    As a risk factor for ancer, alochol has
    • A. 

      Approximately the same risk as cigarette smoking

    • B. 

      Approximately the same risk as improper diet

    • C. 

      A synergistic effect with smoking

    • D. 

      A synergistic effect with ultraviolet light

  • 18. 
    Current evidence for a link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer is
    • A. 

      Convincing, with studies showing that higher consumption creates higher risk

    • B. 

      Strong, with all studies showing a causal relationships

    • C. 

      Weak, with most studies showing no link

    • D. 

      Nonexistent, because no studies have yet investigated this link

  • 19. 
    Physical activity seems to offer some protection against
    • A. 

      Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

    • B. 

      Colon cancer

    • C. 

      Bone cancer

    • D. 

      Lung cancer

  • 20. 
    Kaposi's sarcoma is a cancer that occurs most frequently in the US as a result of
    • A. 

      Ultraviolet light

    • B. 

      HIV infection

    • C. 

      Supression of emotion

    • D. 

      Type A behavior pattern

  • 21. 
    Women who have had children early in life, compared with those with alter pregnancies or with no chidlren, tend to have
    • A. 

      Increased risk for stomach cancer

    • B. 

      Decreased risk for breast cancer

    • C. 

      Decreased risk for cerivcal cancer

    • D. 

      Increased risk for ovarian cancer

  • 22. 
    Cervical cancer is related to
    • A. 

      Sexual behavior of women

    • B. 

      Reproductive history of women

    • C. 

      Sexual behavior of women's sex partners

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 23. 
    Which of these cancer treatments has serious and painful side effects?
    • A. 

      Radiation

    • B. 

      Surgery

    • C. 

      Chemotherapy

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 24. 
    Leo has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Leo is least likely to experience high levels of stress if
    • A. 

      He is unmarried

    • B. 

      His wife makes a "big show" of her concern

    • C. 

      His wife demonstrates an obvious high level of social support

    • D. 

      His wife provides social support, but Leo does not notice her efforts.

  • 25. 
    If a person does not smoke or drink alcohol, eats a high-fiber diet, and avoids overexposure to the sun,
    • A. 

      The person will probably get cancer anyway

    • B. 

      The person will not get cancer

    • C. 

      The person's risk of getting cancer will be decreased

    • D. 

      The person might as well die of cancer as live such a miserable life.

Related Topics
Back to Top Back to top