Quiz on Cancer

Which tissue is affected by carcinoma?
(a) Lungs
(b) Bone
(c) Muscle
(d) Red blood cell

Ans. (a)

In radiotherapy, X-rays are used to
(a) Detect heart cancer
(b) Treatment by controlled exposure

Ans. (b)

Which compound found in tomatoes is believed to have potential cancer-fighting properties?
(a) Vitamin C
(b) Lycopene
(c) Calcium
(d) Fiber

Answer. (b)

Cancer of the stomach, liver, and lungs is known as
(a) Sarcoma
(b) Carcinoma
(c) Leukemia
(d) Myeloma

Ans. (d)

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Who is credited to show that “Viruses are the cause of cancer”?
(a) Mendel
(b) Khorana
(c) Swaminathan
(d) Dulbecco

Ans. (d)

Which of the following is the other name of blood cancer?
(a) Leukaemia
(b) Leucoderma
(c) Leucocytosis

Ans. (a)

About 85% of cancers are
(a) Carcinomas
(b) Sarcomas
(c) Lymphomas

Ans. (a)

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The presence of cancer in the body can be diagnosed by
(a) X-ray
(b) Biopsy
(c) Microscopic examination of body fluid
(d) All of these

Ans. (d)

Identify the carcinogen:
(a) Sugar
(b) Sodium chloride
(c) Tobacco
(d) Milk

Ans. (c)

Which is the standard type of cancer in women?
(a) Cancer of the cervix
(b) Breast cancer
(c) Lung cancer
(d) A and B

Ans. (d)

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Cancer cells are more easily damaged by radiation than normal cells because they
(a) Are undergoing rapid division
(b) Are starved by nutrition
(c) Are different in structure

Ans. (c)

Which of the following is not a carcinogen?
(a) DDT
(b) Afletoxin
(c) Saccharine
(d) Glucose

Ans. (d)

Which of the following in automobile exhaust can cause cancer?
(a) Carbon monoxide
(b) Oxides of nitrogen
(c) Polyclinic hydrocarbons
(d) Lead

Ans. (a)

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Which of the following is a type of cancer?
(a) Emphysema
(b) Leukaemia
(c) Thrombosis
(d) Angina pectoris

Ans. (b)

Lung cancer is caused by
(a) Asbestos
(b) Cement factory
(c) Bauxite mining
(d) Calcium fluoride

Ans. (a)

Adenoma is a cancer of the
(a) Glands
(b) Skin
(c) Muscle tissue
(d) Lymphatic tissue

Ans. (a)

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What leads to cancer?
(a) pre-existing environmental pollutants
(b) artificial additions to the environment
(c) tasty and good-looking things
(d) modern medicines

Ans. (b)

In cancer cells
(a) Meiosis takes place
(b) Mitosis takes place
(c) Sometimes meiosis and sometimes mitosis take place
(d) Cell division stops

Ans. (b)

Cell obtained from cancerous tumors are known as
(a) Hybridomas
(b) Myelomas
(c) Lymphocyte
(d) Monoclonal cells

Ans. (b)

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Malignant skin cancer cells are mixed with normal kidney cells, and then in the culture
(a) Kidney cells will form a separate group, and skin cells will form a separate group
(b) Kidney cells and skin cells together form one aggregate
(c) Kidney cells are transformed into skin cells
(d) Skin cells are transformed into kidney cells

Ans. (b)

Which is the primary type of cancer in men?
(a) Cancer of intestine
(b) Lung cancer
(d) Bone cancer

Ans. (b)

Which is not cancer?
(a) Leukaemia
(b) Glaucoma
(c) Carcinoma
(d) Sarcoma

Ans. (b)

Harmful ultraviolet radiations from the sun cause
(a) Breast cancer
(b) Liver cancer
(c) Mouth cancer
(d) Skin cancer

Ans. (d)

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