Cancer

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  • Cancer Cells And Breast Cancer

    Cancer has existed since the beginning of human existence. The earliest confirmation of cancer was found in the bones of ancient Egyptian mummies around 3000 B.C. At that time, it was not referenced by the name cancer. The first known cases consisted of tumors and ulcers of the breast. Ancestry of the word cancer is credited to the Father of Medicine, Greek physician, Hippocrates. He used the terms carcinos and carcinoma. What is cancer? How does it start? Cancer is the familiar name for more than 100 diseases. The type of cancer one has depend on its origination in the body. Cancer begins to form when cells in the body begin to grow uncontrollably. The cells continue to grow. Abnormal cells are formed. Unlike normal cells that grow, divide, make new cells and die, cancer cells continue to grow out of control. The cells attack tissue which is what forms a cancer cell. Every cell has DNA. In a normal cell, when the DNA is damaged, the cell either reconstructs the damage or dies. In a cancer cell, the damaged DNA is not renewed, instead, the cell continues to reproduce more cells that the body does not need. The new cells carry the flawed DNA of the initial cell. Cancer cells travel and create new tumors that attack…

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  • Cancer: The Three Treatments And Treatment Of Cancer

    Cure Cancer affects millions of people 's lives around the world. Over 1,665,540 people were diagnosed and 585,720 people died from cancer in 2014 (“Cancer Facts”). Cancer owns the future because there is no cure. Many people have devoted their entire lives to finding a cure for cancer. Billions of dollars have been put into research. Unfortunately, everyone has come up short in finding a definite way of curing cancer. Cancer has three main treatments: chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. The…

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  • The Cause Of Cancer

    genes damaged throughout a person’s life, is what contributes to the growth and development of cancer. Normally, one mutation will not cause cancer because the human body can correct that change, but with a multitude of mutations over time cancer becomes more probable. There have also been studies on how the loss of a sex chromosome will lead to the likeliness of cancer in males. Research done by members of the American Society of Human Genetics has shown that men of older ages…

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  • Cancer Vs Colon Cancer

    Cancer affects everyone, plain and simple. As one of the most popularly researched diseases, experts and researchers from all over the globe are constantly working to understand more about this destructive disease and eventually beat it. While all types of cancer are problematic, some types rank higher than others in terms of number of cases and deadliness. One of these is colon or colorectal cancer (CRC). In 2014, there was an estimated 136,830 new cases of colon cancer. Additionally, last…

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  • Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian cancer affects the two small, almond shaped organs located in the deep regions of the abdomen (NCI, 2008). These are found on each side of the uterus. Ovarian cancer is very hard to detect in early stages. Ovarian cancer is harder to detect than breast cancer because of its location and symptoms. This cancer is often not caught early and can be deadly. Ovarian cancer has the highest mortality rate of all female cancers; greater than 50% of the women diagnosed with ovarian cancer die…

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  • Lung Cancer And Lung Cancer

    Lung Cancer takes about 1.2 million people a year. Most of the victims are smokers. There are two major lung cancer non-small cell cancer and small cell cancer. Lung cancer is usually caused by smoking, second hand smoke, being exposed to certain toxic, etc. The most common cancer is the non-small cancer about 85% of people get this type. There three subtypes to the non-small cancer Adenocarcinoma, Squamous cell (epidermoid) carcinoma, and Large cell (undifferentiated) carcinoma.…

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  • Cancer In Men

    Cancer physically affects men and women all the same, however the types of cancer that occur more often in men are different than in women. The five most commonly diagnosed cancers in Canadian men are prostate, lung, colorectal, bladder and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The risk factors are as varied as the symptoms and treatments. The most diagnosed cancer in Canadian men is prostate cancer claiming 24.5% of all male cancer diagnoses. It is accountable for 10% of all male cancer related deaths making…

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  • Cancer And Poverty

    Both poverty and cancer and big dilemmas in this world. If I had the choice to stop one, I would choose to end cancer. I would choose to end cancer for many reasons; cancer is a huge problem of this world and as it strikes it takes the lives of many innocent people who deserve to live, it is not a problem created by humans it is a natural problem: for the same reason I would not choose to end poverty it is a disaster created by humans themselves. Firstly, cancer is a huge problem of this world…

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  • Child With Cancer

    As the child has to deal with the effects of the cancer, physically, emotionally, and socially, their parents have to deal with their child 's diagnosis of cancer emotionally, socially and financially. Any type of medical process is stressful, worrisome, and cost a lot of money. Being a parent is a stressful job, most often including, cooking for the family, taking care of a house or apartment, taking care of a car, caring for a child, working, and trying to maintain a social life with friends.…

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  • Heterogeneity Of Cancer

    Invasive cancer is the cancer that spreads beyond the layer of tissue which developed and is growing into surrounding, healthy tissues. A lot of physicians try to detect and prevent the invasive cancers. Ductal carcinoma in situ is a non-invasive breast cancer. It does not spread beyond the milk duct into surrounding breast tissue. However, it can increase the risk of having invasive breast cancer later. Heterogeneity is a word that means diversity. It signifies the quality of state of being…

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