Lymphoma And Leukemia Research Paper

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Lymphoma and Leukemia Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities--- although, it can’t touch my mind, my heart, nor my soul. Cancer is a deadly disease that not only affects health, but also mental stability. Cancer is one of the most dangerous and common fatal disease out there. When people think about cancer the think the worst of what could possibly happen with that particular person. I cannot stress the importance of Lymphatic system cancers such as Lymphoma and Leukemia. Leukemia and Lymphoma are both cancers of the Lymphatic system and both affect the work of the immune system. I have chosen to research Leukemia and Lymphoma because it is a type of cancer that attacks the lymphatic system, and is also the type of cancer …show more content…
From personal experience it is not something that I would want anyone to go through. Chemo not only kills off cancer cells but also kills off normal cells as well. Because cancer cells replicate quickly chemotherapy kills all cells that replicate quick such as finger nails and hair, Marc Stewart states that, “Although these drugs often affect rapidly dividing cancer cells, most are relatively nonspecific and therefore may cause harm to normal body tissues” (69). Stewart is explaining that the drugs being used to slow down or stop the rapidly growing cancer cells also slows down or stops the normal cells and will possibly cause harm to the tissues. New treatment methods are being researched today, the time and funding being put into these projects are worth the advancements that are soon to come in the near future. Anytime of cancer treatment is complex and is always changing. Efforts to integrate treatment methods of any cancer is key to success in outcomes of survival and the quality of life. Clinical trials are being performed everyday to manipulate, and eventually all together kill off all cancer cells for future progress in these …show more content…
Ways such as less scans and and cheaper medicines are being researched today. Reducing the amount of scans not only saves your body from being exposed to a lot of radiation but it also allows the patient to save money an average CT scan cost around five hundred dollars per scan. Oncologists around the world are figuring out ways to change check up appointments. Doctor Jasmine Jensen a pediatric on oncologists at Kapiolani has been doing research with some of her colleagues on check up/follow up appointments. Follow up appointments are very essential with the development of second cancers. Dr. Jenson states, “we have been researching the method of scans at check ups and are trying to reduces the amount of scans needed, the oncology team and I have figured out that it 's much more effective to talk to the patient and look for symptoms to diagnose a recurrence” (Jenson). By looking for the reoccurrence of symptoms, patients can tell the doctors if something is wrong and if they do not feel well. Doctors also save time and money, they do not have to take time to run scans on the patient 's. They simply just ask the

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