Cancer Awareness And Funding Research Essay

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Cancer Awareness and Funding Research
According to the National Cancer Institute, in 2016, approximately 1.68 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Of those, almost 600,000 will die from the disease (National Cancer Institute). It is unknown what causes cancer, specifically, but research is being done to help understand what causes cancer, how it can be prevented and treated, and helps develop new methods for detecting cancer early. This important research needs to be funded and money often comes from both public and private sectors. As a result, cancer awareness plays an important and critical role in increasing funding for cancer research.
Cancer is a disease in which cells become abnormal and grow uncontrollably. Cancer can form anywhere in the body. Cancer cells form in one place causing a tumor, which destroy normal body cells. When a tumor forms, the tumor is considered either malignant or benign. A malignant tumor is cancerous and a benign tumor is considered a lump of tissue that is not cancerous.
Cancer is often talked about as if it is one disease, but there are really over 200 different types of cancer that exist. Each of these cancers has their own causes and ways they affect the body. This makes it difficult to find a single cure for each behave differently (Worldwide Cancer Research).

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Usually the type of cancer a person has, is classified by the area of the body in which it begins. Cancer can also…

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