Essay about Causes And Treatments Of Cancer

1167 Words Apr 8th, 2015 5 Pages
In 2014, there was an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed and 585,720 cancer deaths in the United States. Cancer remains the second most common cause of death in the United States, accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths (American Cancer Society). Today, statistics show that 1 in every 3 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer sometime during their life (American Cancer Society). As cancer is becoming a more prevalent problem in society, there is an exceptional need for a solution. Angiogenesis inhibitors offer a solution by killing the malignant tumors and by stopping the metastasis of cancer. Cancer starts when abnormal cells grow out of control. Cancerous cells can invade other tissues of the body, form tumors, and circulate through the bloodstream. Cancer can lead to serious illness and even death (American Cancer Society). Cancer has existed for centuries and can be traced back to fossilized bone tumors and human mummies in ancient Egypt. In prehistoric times, manuscripts show that only adults were diagnosed with cancer, but today, anyone can be diagnosed with cancer at any point and time during their life. On average there are 862 cases of cancer diagnosed every year in children ages zero to 14, 1,153 cases diagnosed in young adults aged 15 to 24, 21,747 cases in adults 24 to 49, and 62,828 cases diagnosed in elderly aged 50 years or older (Cancer Research UK). Although cancer is a problem for every country, it is most problematic in Denmark, France,…

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