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    As cancer incidence rates rise internationally, a larger percent of patients require research through clinical trials and treatments to cure their cancer. The National Cancer Institute, the primary federal agency for cancer research in the United States, defines cancer as “a collection of related diseases… [in which] some of the body’s cells begin to divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues” (“What Is Cancer?”). Cancer is the leading cause of death for children ages 0 to 19 in the U.S. In 2015, researchers predict that doctors will diagnose at least 15,700 children with cancer, and the number of diagnoses will continue to increase by .6 percent in the next year (“Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Statistics”, 6). Approximately…

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    As I watched Savannah Hart accept the annual New York City perseverance award with a standing ovation from the audience on TV, I lost it. That moment was the last straw. Savannah Hart is loved by the entire world. Little kids all across the nation look up to her. She singlehandedly discovered the cure for cancer while devoting her life to helping the school districts of New York City and the education system in Africa. Nevertheless, she does all this while coping with a serious heart…

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    argument is too, invalid. University of Texas at Dallas researchers examined crime rates before legalization and after and found no increase after marijuana was legalized. The health benefits of marijuana usage are substantial. It can help treat glaucoma, control epileptic seizures, decrease anxiety, slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, protect the brain from concussions, and much more. One of the most intriguing benefits of marijuana, though, involves cancer. Cancer cells make more…

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    (Include professional organizations you belong to): I am co-president of the MSUM Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) group on campus. This group is a great way for students to get involved and to raise awareness about cancer. AS a group we put on 2-4 events throughout the year to raise cancer awareness and money for cancer research. For example, this fall I planned and put on a “Knockout Cancer!” event with the Wellness Center on campus. This event was a free kickboxing class where students can get…

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    is thyroid cancer. I chose this particular illness because it has affected a few people in my immediate family and I wanted to get a better understanding of this chronic illness. Thyroid cancer, as described by The American Cancer Society, is when cancer starts in the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is below the thyroid cartilage (Adam’s apple) in the front part of the neck. In most people, the thyroid cannot be seen or felt. It is butterfly shaped, with 2 lobes — the right lobe and the left…

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    Introduction: Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of the reproductive cancers, killing two out of every three women diagnosed with it. Cancer is when cells grow and divide quickly and then the area with cancer develops a tumor, if/when the cancer spreads to other surrounding organs, it can ultimately lead to death. Ovarian cancer is often called the “silent killer,” because doctors had not known that there were symptoms, until recently. Although, what little symptoms there are, are also symptoms of…

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    dose to be delivered to the normal tissues as compared with conventional photon or electron techniques. In a typical proton therapy treatment, various mono-energetic proton beams are combined to deliver a more uniform dose to the target and thus produces a Spread-out Bragg Peak (SOBP) to encompass the target volume. (Pawlicki, Scanderbeg & Starkschall, 2016) In addition, the integral dose in the patient for proton therapy is typically at least a factor of three lower as compared with any form…

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    According to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts and Figures (2015), “cancer is the second leading cause of death among children aged 0-14 years of age. Mortality rates for child-hood cancer have declined by 67% over the past four decades, from 6.3 (per 100,000) in 1970 to 2.1 in 2011. The substantial progress in reducing childhood cancer mortality is largely attributable to improvements in treatment and high rates of participation in clinical trials” (p.11). With the increased rates of…

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    Pink Ribbon Analysis

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    Celebrities and credible people all over the world wear the pink ribbon proudly as a symbol for awareness. Many people look at the celebrities and think to themselves, if they can wear it proudly so can I. Celebrities are not the only people we can rely on to promote breast cancer awareness, The American Cancer Society is another credible source. This organization provides useful facts about the disease, treatments, and prognosis. The statistics and facts we can gather about breast cancer…

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    In the month of ‘’ September is childhood cancer awareness month’’. Alexis Lemonade Foundation. In the U.S over 15,780 children under the age 21 are diagnosed with cancer each year, ¼ of them will not survive. When a family finds out their child has cancer it’s heartbreaking. Childhood cancer awareness month is to put a light on the types of cancer that affects the children. During the month of September is when we raise money for their families. May 23, 2008 senator Hillary Clinton and senator…

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