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The Big C still strikes fear into most hearts. Learn a bit more about the disease by playing these quizzes.
20 Cancer quizzes and 210 Cancer trivia questions.
  Ten Facts You Should Know About Breast Cancer   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Nearly all of us have been touched in some way by cancer. This quiz contains some basic information about breast cancer and treatment.
Easier, 10 Qns, Coonielady, Nov 28 13
2001 plays
  Oesophageal Cancer   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will test you on your knowledge of oesophageal cancer, or esophageal cancer if you're from the USA.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 13 24
rossian editor
Jan 13 24
293 plays
  A Personal Journey Through Breast Cancer   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Frightening? You bet it is, but with early detection and the right attitude, you can increase your chances in beating cancer!
Easier, 15 Qns, funnytrivianna, Apr 13 13
funnytrivianna gold member
1223 plays
  Cancer is an Inevitability for the Immortal   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We are all familiar with cancer. It is a worldwide health issue that affects one in three people. This quiz attempts to take an overview of the molecular basis of cancer, rather than its macroscopic effects.
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, May 31 13
doublemm gold member
448 plays
  Exploring Brain Tumors   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Brain tumors are a form of disease that affect the body's nervous system. How much do you know about their classifications, risks, types, effects, and treatment?
Average, 10 Qns, exceller, Jan 25 23
exceller gold member
Jan 25 23
439 plays
  Hypercalcaemia in Malignant Disease   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is an important complication of malignant disease ... see how much you know about this condition and learn a little more along the way.
Average, 15 Qns, April, Dec 09 12
895 plays
  Cancer.... All The Many Kinds   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Most all of us have been affected by cancer. How much do you know about this complex disease?
Tough, 15 Qns, MommyPanda, Sep 10 07
3105 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some questions about tumors.
Average, 10 Qns, alg8r, Apr 18 12
2374 plays
  Primary Brain Tumors    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Brain tumors, although rare, can strike at any age. How well do you understand this serious illness?
Average, 10 Qns, donnerteaparty, Aug 26 22
Aug 26 22
1936 plays
  Pediatric Cancer with a Focus on Neuroblastoma.   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz covers some basic pediatric oncology questions along with a focus on neuroblastoma.
Average, 10 Qns, Poto66, Feb 01 23
Feb 01 23
651 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Sunscreens are labeled with SPF ratings. What does SPF mean?

From Quiz "Skin Cancer: Is it a Real Danger?"

  Ovarian Cancer - Raising Awareness   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I decided to create this quiz, knowing that ovarian cancer often takes too long to diagnose. I have personally seen people suffer and so I want to help raise awareness for the disease.
Tough, 10 Qns, kufan888, Feb 20 20
Feb 20 20
570 plays
  Skin Cancer: Is it a Real Danger?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The skin is the largest organ of the body being around 20 square feet in area. How much do you know about the dangers of sun exposure to this vital organ?
Tough, 10 Qns, golfer46, Oct 23 21
Oct 23 21
302 plays
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
Although not a pleasant topic, many people do not know the basics of this important disease. Listed below are five fundamental questions about cancer.
Average, 5 Qns, stevus, Jun 02 09
5101 plays
  Cancers in Children   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My brother-in-law is a police officer who just recently had his head shaved in the 'Cops for Cancer' fundraising effort. RCMP from many detachments volunteer to shave their heads in order to raise money for cancer kids.
Tough, 10 Qns, ballykissangel, Apr 16 18
Apr 16 18
1589 plays
  Cancer Facts    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Cancer will affect one in three individuals. The more we know, the better chance we have of avoiding and surviving it.
Difficult, 10 Qns, jstagamtome, Sep 02 21
Sep 02 21
2440 plays
  Rare Cancers and Tumors    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Cancers and tumors can involve almost any body organ and can be benign or malignant. This quiz includes ten unusual and often rare forms of cancer and or tumors.The questions deal with the primary organ involved for each cancer or tumor. Good luck.
Difficult, 10 Qns, YOMD39, Oct 01 20
Oct 01 20
1652 plays
  Cancer Facts III    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One in three of us will get cancer, unless we try to change our odds (and we can). Knowing these facts on cancer may prevent cancer or enable early detection.
Tough, 10 Qns, jstagamtome, Jan 20 04
1308 plays
  Myeloma - Not Heard of It?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'd never heard of myeloma when I was unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with it. Hence my now spending a lot of time at If you've not heard of it, please enjoy my quiz and learn something about this rare form of cancer.
Average, 10 Qns, comark2000, Feb 02 22
Recommended for grades: 11,12
comark2000 gold member
Feb 02 22
160 plays
  Cancer Facts II    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Knowledge is power. Cancer can be diminished by education and applying what you know.
Difficult, 10 Qns, jstagamtome, Jul 26 14
1204 plays
  Carcinogens: factors which cause cancer    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Almost everyone knows smoking causes lung cancer, but what about other known carcinogens?
Difficult, 10 Qns, alg8r, Jan 20 04
1162 plays

Cancer Trivia Questions

1. Myeloma is a type of which cancer?

From Quiz
Myeloma - Not Heard of It?

Answer: blood

The onset of osteoporosis is one of the indicators of myeloma developing and certainly was in my case.

2. In the early twenty-first century, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, what percentage of US skin cancers are related to sun exposure?

From Quiz Skin Cancer: Is it a Real Danger?

Answer: 90%

Skin cancer is more common in men due to their tendency to participate in more outdoor activities. Avoid 10 AM to 4 PM sun exposure and tanning beds. Use a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF and apply every two hours. The UK produces similar statistics, with sun exposure being by far the biggest risk factor.

3. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately how many women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetimes?

From Quiz Ten Facts You Should Know About Breast Cancer

Answer: Twelve percent

Widely accepted statistics state that approximately one in eight women will face the disease at some point, making it the most common cancer among females. Among men, prostate cancer is the most diagnosed, while skin cancer tops the list for both genders combined.

4. The primary basis of cancer as a disease is the ability of single cells to autonomously and unrestrainedly proliferate to form cell masses. What are these cell masses called?

From Quiz Cancer is an Inevitability for the Immortal

Answer: Tumours

The term "tumour" is used to describe a growth of abnormal cells. Unlike the term "cancer", "tumour" can refer to both benign and malignant growths. Though "cancer" is often used in place of "tumour", cancer is medically defined as being malignant. Many scientists reserve the term "cancer" for when cells extravastate from their primary location and spread throughout the body, often leading to death.

5. Asbestos, a material once used in insulation, is associated with this tumor which arises from the cells lining the outer surface of the lung.

From Quiz Tumors

Answer: mesothelioma

A hamartoma of the lung is a rare benign tumor that is typically composed of cartilage. Thymoma is a tumor of the thymus gland which can be benign or malignant. Small cell carcinoma is a very aggressive lung cancer occurring in smokers.

6. The Epstein-Barr virus is associated with a malignancy of the jaw in Africa. What is it associated with in the United States?

From Quiz Cancer Facts III

Answer: Infectious Mononucleosis (mono)

The EB virus is associated with Burkitt's lymphoma in Africa and Infectious Mononucleosis in the U.S.. Burkitt's lymphoma in the U.S. involves primarily the abdomen, and has a very weak association with the virus.

7. Part of the digestive system, by what name is the oesophagus also known?

From Quiz Oesophageal Cancer

Answer: Gullet

The oesophagus is the tube which allows food to pass through the digestive system from the throat to the stomach. The pharynx is the part that links the nose and mouth to the respiratory and digestive systems respectively, and is commonly called the throat. The larynx is the voice box while the diaphragm is a muscle important for breathing.

8. Oral cancer makes up only 3 percent of all cancers. Cancer is most often diagnosed in which part of the mouth?

From Quiz Cancer.... All The Many Kinds

Answer: tongue

The tongue usually is the start of oral cancer There are white spots or bumps that show first. It then spreads to those other spots mentioned, the cheeks, lips and gums.

9. A doctor who specializes in the treatment of cancer is called a(an):

From Quiz Cancer101

Answer: oncologist

10. In what organ of the human body do pheochromocytomas occur?

From Quiz Rare Cancers and Tumors

Answer: The Adrenal Gland

Each adrenal gland is actually two separate glands, namely the cortex and the medulla. The cortex is the endocrine gland that produces about 30 different cortico-steroid hormones such as aldosterone and some androgens. The medulla provides the body with catecholamines (epinephrine and norephinephrine). A pheochromocytoma is a benign tumor of the chromaffin cells in the adrenal medulla that increases the blood levels of the catecholamines. This results in severe hypertension, constant or episodic, with headaches, dizziness and flushing. The conclusive diagnosis depends upon finding elevated plasma levels of the metabolites of ephinephrine and norephinephrine.

11. Myeloma develops from cells in the bone marrow called ________ cells?

From Quiz Myeloma - Not Heard of It?

Answer: plasma

Myeloma attacking the cells in the bone marrow affects the density of the skeleton and a test for this will indicate how badly bone strength has been damaged.

12. It is recommended that sunscreen be applied how long before going outdoors?

From Quiz Skin Cancer: Is it a Real Danger?

Answer: 30 minutes before

Sunscreen should be applied every two hours and immediately after swimming. Use an ounce (about the size of a golf ball) to all exposed skin areas; most people do not apply enough sunscreen.

13. Aspergillus flavus, which grows in improperly stored grains and peanuts, produces aflatoxin B. This carcinogen is associated with which cancer?

From Quiz Carcinogens: factors which cause cancer

Answer: hepatocellular carcinoma of the liver

This carcinogen is found in some parts of Africa and the Far East.

14. This tumor causes hypercalcemia (elevated blood calcium levels).

From Quiz Tumors

Answer: parathyroid adenoma

The parathyroid gland normally regulates calcium levels. A parathyroid adenoma is a benign tumor which overproduces parathyroid hormone. This tumor is often first suspected when routine lab testing discovers elevated blood calcium levels.

15. Which two normal tissues tolerate radiation therapy well, making radiation an effective treatment for treating tumors in these tissues?

From Quiz Cancer Facts III

Answer: Bone and brain

The gut lining, including mouth, stomach and intestines, tolerates radiation therapy poorly, and brain and bone are minimally damaged as nearby tumors are treated.

16. The highest and lowest rates of melanoma skin cancer are found in which countries?

From Quiz Cancer Facts II

Answer: Australia and Japan

The rate in Australia is 31, and in Japan 0.2. The rate is per 100,000/yr. The rate of melanoma is thus 155 times higher in Australia.

17. Which body organ does hepatoma strike?

From Quiz Cancers in Children

Answer: liver

There are two types of liver cancer in children: hepatoblastoma, which usually strikes children under the age of {5;} and hepatocellular carcinoma, which usually affects older children.

18. Which age group is most affected by oesophageal cancer?

From Quiz Oesophageal Cancer

Answer: 55+

This is a cancer which predominantly affects older people with under 15% of cases affecting those below the age of fifty-five. The risks increase the older you become, with some statistics showing the peak being for those in their seventies. Treatment for older people, particularly surgery, runs a higher risk than for the younger age range since they are more likely to have other health issues.

19. Which cancer is three times more common in men than in women?

From Quiz Cancer.... All The Many Kinds

Answer: Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is commonly linked to alcohol consumption and using tobacco.

20. A general term for abnormal new growth is:

From Quiz Cancer101

Answer: neoplasia

Neoplasia is a broad term whereas the other three terms are for more specific types of cancer.

21. In what organ of the human body do oncocytoma tumors occur?

From Quiz Rare Cancers and Tumors

Answer: The Kidney

Renal oncocytomas are benign tumors and are usually asymptomatic. However, some of these tumors may be very large. Smaller tumors are usually discovered incidentally or during an autopsy.

22. The cells that are created in the bone marrow are part of the immune system. If these cells are normal, they make proteins called __________? These are also called immunoglobulins.

From Quiz Myeloma - Not Heard of It?

Answer: antibodies

The body responds to infections and the plasma cells make antibodies. Different antibodies are made for different infections. They protect us from infections as antibodies attack and help to kill viruses and bacteria.

23. What pre-cancer skin condition can be reduced by the proper use of sunscreen?

From Quiz Skin Cancer: Is it a Real Danger?

Answer: Actinic keratosis (AK)

AK, also called solar keratosis, produces scaly, crusty growths caused by UV rays. Untreated, 10% of these lesions progress to squamous carcinoma. AF is an acne like condition treated with isotretinoin. Dermatomyositis is a skin condition that weakens the muscles and is associated with a skin rash. AP is a skin disorder characterized by tiny, itchy red dots, resembling eczema, after exposure to the sun. Sunscreen is of no help and avoiding the sun is the only preventative treatment for AP.

24. The results are in and it is cancer that has been detected and biopsied within your breast. What will the typical next step in the process of breast cancer treatment entail?

From Quiz A Personal Journey Through Breast Cancer

Answer: A visit to the oncologist

You will be given an appointment to meet with your oncologist. An oncologist specializes in the treatment of cancer in patients. There is more than one type of oncologist. The main oncologists a patient will see are professionals in medical, surgical and radiation treatments. Together they will treat you and help to make your journey through cancer as efficient as possible. Your first oncologist will be a clinical oncologist who will be in charge of managing your care and treatment by setting you up with your necessary appointments with your "treatment" team of doctors. In some cases you may have to see your regular general practitioner in order to get your oncology appointment set up the first time, as well as to discuss which surgeon you would like for any possible upcoming surgery. My general practitioner is the one who set me up with both my oncologist and my surgeon. He has played an important role in my recovery process along with my medical team of specialists. With every visit I was always asked how I felt emotionally. Of course I felt depressed at times, encouraged at times, confused at times, but my medical team always informed me and helped me to understand procedures and probable results which gave me the confidence to feel more positive.

25. Which group of people is most at risk for developing ovarian cancer?

From Quiz Ovarian Cancer - Raising Awareness

Answer: Women who have already gone through menopause

Ovarian cancer is most common in older women, but it can be seen in other age groups. This includes teens and young adults. However, the more children a woman has had, the more her risk decreases.

26. This tumor produces steroid hormones.

From Quiz Tumors

Answer: adrenal cortical adenoma

The adrenal cortex normally produces steroid hormones but this tumor produces too much. Steroid hormones can cause Cushing's syndrome with features such as obesity with a buffalo hump on the back of the neck, easy bruising, stretch marks on the skin, acne and hirsuitism (excessive hair growth).

27. Smoking cigarettes is the cause for what percent of all cancers in America annually?

From Quiz Cancer.... All The Many Kinds

Answer: 30 percent

30 percent of ALL CANCERS are linked to smoking cigarettes. Lung cancer is the most common cancer that has been linked to cigarettes.

28. The absence of which cellular process is thought to contribute to some cancers?

From Quiz Cancer101

Answer: programmed cell death

Normally cells can commit suicide (programmed cell death) if something goes wrong, but some cancer cells have lost this ability and are able to grow when they should not.

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