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 in 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 where 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 have their own causes and ways they affect the

body. This makes it difficult to find a single cure since each behave differently. (Worldwide

Cancer Research)

Usually the type of cancer a person has is classified by the area of the body in which it

begins. Cancer…

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