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