Essay on Cancer Is Not A Contagious Disease

1555 Words Dec 7th, 2015 7 Pages
Cancer occurs when cells begin to grow uncontrollably. With people having cells throughout their body, this means that you can get cancer anywhere in your body. Cancer can also spread to different areas of your body. Cancer is not a contagious disease. However, cancer can be genetic or it can be by not keeping your body healthy. Cancer normally is a very long process. Sometimes it has a positive outcome and sometimes it has a negative outcome. If it has a negative outcome from cancer, then that normally means your body just was not strong enough to fight off the disease anymore. According to the American Cancer Society, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States.
There are over thousands of people living that either have cancer or have had cancer. According to the American cancer society, “About one-half of all men and one-third of all women in the US will develop cancer during their lifetimes.” Both animals and humans can get cancer; it is not just humans. People have been able to do their research of cancer on mummies and fossilized bones. Cancer was first discovered in Egypt dating back to 3000 BC. They call it the Edwin Smith Papyrus. The origin of cancer is from the Greek words “carcinos” and “carcinoma”, which means crab. It means crab because of the way the disease spreads throughout the body.
Breast cancer is a disease where a tumor starts in the cells of your breast. The disease occurs mainly in woman but men can also get breast…

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