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    In this activity, students define four key cancer terms. The aim is to produce accurate definitions identifiable by their peers.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • define the terms ‘tumour', 'malignant', 'benign’ and ‘cancer’
    • use the terms accurately within cancer-related discussions.

    Download the Word file (see link below ) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • student handout
    • extension ideas.

    This article, What is cancer? can give some good background information to this activity.

      Published 12 May 2008, Updated 7 February 2013 Referencing Hub articles