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    So basically someone close to me had cancer in the past. I told my head of year/section that I wanted to know more, and a few other things related to it and she suggested talking to my biology teacher about it. How should I approach her on the subject?
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    (Original post by ChasingStars26)
    So basically someone close to me had cancer in the past. I told my head of year/section that I wanted to know more, and a few other things related to it and she suggested talking to my biology teacher about it. How should I approach her on the subject?
    You could ask the head of year to introduce you/ brief the biology teacher. I guess that makes sure everyone is on the right page before you begin.
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    If you know the teacher, just be honest, tell them why you're asking and that you'd like to understand more about it.
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    (Original post by ChasingStars26)
    So basically someone close to me had cancer in the past. I told my head of year/section that I wanted to know more, and a few other things related to it and she suggested talking to my biology teacher about it. How should I approach her on the subject?
    You don't, that's not something you talk to a teacher about at all. There's this magical thing called Google which can help you find the answers you want, use it.
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    Have you covered the topic of cancer, or is it in your specification, is it linked to something you're revising because then you can approach it as a revision question. I was in the same position, honestly the best approach is one that is direct, i think after one biology lesson i just asked "Can a benign tumour become cancerous?" from then we talked about causes, probabilities and even cancer on a cellular level. If you want to know just ask, but try to ask at a time where maybe it's just you and them ( because then you can as much as you like freely) or when they're not busy (like after the lesson). I hope you find out what you want to know
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    why can't you just ask her straight up in private? My bio teacher says if we have any qs at all feel free to ask her and she'll answer. Just say u were reading into it and wanted to know more from an expert face to face?
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    (Original post by MozartEd)
    Have you covered the topic of cancer, or is it in your specification, is it linked to something you're revising because then you can approach it as a revision question. I was in the same position, honestly the best approach is one that is direct, i think after one biology lesson i just asked "Can a benign tumour become cancerous?" from then we talked about causes, probabilities and even cancer on a cellular level. If you want to know just ask, but try to ask at a time where maybe it's just you and them ( because then you can as much as you like freely) or when they're not busy (like after the lesson). I hope you find out what you want to know
    We’ve started organs so I think we may do it soon
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    (Original post by sulaimanali)
    why can't you just ask her straight up in private? My bio teacher says if we have any qs at all feel free to ask her and she'll answer. Just say u were reading into it and wanted to know more from an expert face to face?
    I do talk to her a lot about other things so I’ll ask her
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    cancer is uncontrolled cell division which results from a mutation in one of the two genes that control when enough cells have been produced via mitosis. When a tumour changes from benign to malignant it becomes cancerous. don't know why I'm saying this tbh
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