Cancer Basics

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Cancer Basics


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Type: Informational Material


You probably know someone who has had cancer, perhaps an older friend or relative. Read on in this resource to learn about cancer and how it's treated.

This resource provides information about the following topics:

  • What is Cancer?
  • How do People get Cancer?
  • How do People Know They Have Cancer?
  • How do Doctors Treat Cancer?
  • Coping with and Recovery from Cancer

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.1.3) Analyze how genetics and family history can impact personal health.

Examples: family history of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or addictions

Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, disease, family history, genetics, noncommunicable disease
License Type: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit
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Author: Jamie Gilbert
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit