Cancer Research
These are guiding questions.  Answer as many as you can.  Additionally answer relevant questions you think of that aren’t listed here.  I will add those questions to the final list before we begin discussion on this topic.

Why are we doing things this way instead of dividing up the questions?  Because it is very likely different people will find different parts of the answers to the same questions.  We will compile all those answers in a group discussion after we have spent some time researching.

What is cancer?

What is the difference between a malignant and benign tumor and why is the former so bad?

How does cancer develop?  In other words, what “events” must occur in your body to create a cancerous cell?

What are some causes of cancer?

What causes cancer to grow?

What is chemotherapy?  What is the rationale behind using chemotherapy?

What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

What are some of the other major treatments besides chemotherapy?

What are the most deadly forms of cancer?

What forms of cancer are most easily cured?

What are the most common forms of cancer?

What percentage of the total population will likely develop cancer in
their lifetime?

What percentage of people of varying ages are affected by cancer?

What types of cancer are associated with AIDS?

Which organs are the most susceptible to cancer?

What are some methods of prevention?

What are the latest attempts at curing cancer?

What are some common myths about cancer?

What is an oncogene?

What is a mutagen?

What is a carcinogen?

What are some inherited cancers?

What is gene therapy?


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