Glioblastoma multiforme

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  • Glioblastoma Multiforme Essay

    Glioblastoma multiforme are tumors that affect glial cells, specifically the oligodendrocytes and astrocytes that aid in the health of the neurons located in the brain. Generally, in most adults, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) generates in the cerebral hemispheres, especially the temporal and frontal lobe of the brain. Typically, GMS’s emerge in the brain as “de novo”, or newly formed, and transform into lower-grade astrocytomas, or oligodendrogliomas (Rothmans, n.d.). Affecting the nourishing glue-like tissue in the brain, a person may only have 15 months to live after being diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (American Association,…

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  • Right To Die Ethical

    (Gillon 1992). On the other hand non-consequentialism relies on moral rules such as the 10 commandments refer to consequences (Gillon 1992 p.14). Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman with terminal glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer took her own life on November 1, 2014. In this case Brittany Maynards choosing to end her life while suffering from a terminal illness produced the greatest ratio of happiness for her and her family which can be considered as her community. The “happiness” as…

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  • Chinsa Ekeanyanwu Personal Statement

    Chinasa Ekeanyanwu No one’s journey to reach their goal is the same. Because of circumstances out of our control some people have a smooth journey and some have it rough. I grew up in a big family. I am the middle child of five children. I never took interest in specifically pharmacy. But because I was kind, patient, and caring I always knew that I wanted a career in the medical field. This all changed the day my father was diagnosed with stage-four brain tumor called Glioblastoma. I was only…

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  • Glioblastoma Case Studies

    Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a type of malignant brain tumor typically found in the cerebral hemispheres, but can be found anywhere in the brain or spinal cord. These tumors are highly malignant meaning a large number of cells reproduce at any given time. There are two main types: primary, or de novo meaning the tumors make themselves known quickly and are extremely aggressive, and secondary meaning the tumors have a slower growth history but are equally aggressive . Secondary tumors are…

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  • Case Study Jordan Radiotherapy

    quickly becomes serious when his symptoms are investigated and his health concerns become a matter of life and death. The first few symptoms Jordan experienced were relatively minor such as nausea and feeling tired, but they soon developed into vision problems and a constant headache. At this point he decided to seek medical help and many test, such as a blood test, CT scan and eventually a MRI, were run to diagnose Jordan. His initial symptoms could have been diabetes or head trauma, but the…

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  • Euthanasia In America

    “Euthanasia: the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering. (Medicinenet). The debate of whether or not euthanasia should be legalized in America is not a new debate. It began in the early 20th century. The New York State Medical Association was one of the first groups to begin pushing for legalization. Other organizations in Iowa and Ohio also pushed for legalization but each of them failed. In between the early 20th century and today many people have joined…

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  • The Role Of ATF3 In Cancer Cell Tumor

    epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition of the cancer cells. An oncogenic role for ATF3 in breast cancer tumorigenesis in vivo was reported by Wang et.al. who generated transgenic mice expressing ATF3 driven by the bovine cytokeratin-5 (BK5) promoter. The BK5.ATF3 mice express ATF3 in the ductal epithelial cells and develop metaplastic lesions in the mammary glands, which progress to malignancy in the biparous animals. iii) Glioma: A recent systematic study identified ATF3 as a tumor suppressor in…

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  • Suicide Argumentative Analysis

    The Cable News Network, also known as CNN, has followed the story of a terminally ill woman who fought for the right to die on her own terms. The article, “Brittany Maynard, Advocate for 'Death with Dignity, ' Dies” by Catherine E. Shoichet, summarizes the controversial and complicated subject of controlling your own death in the case of terminal illness. Published on November 1, 2014, the recent article helped spread the issue throughout social media leaving many people to question if we…

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  • Physician-Assisted Suicide Controversy Analysis

    because “of the physician’s direct intentional role in ending a patient’s life” (Physician-Assisted Dying). With this rebellion being in the 21st century, viewpoints like the one mentioned above is being fought using social media outlets as well as with court cases. One example of fighting the rebellion with social media is advocate Brittany Maynard. Brittany was diagnosed with Stage 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme and was given 6 months to live. She made a video about her decision to end her life…

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  • Utilitarianism And Suicide

    Ethics Brittany Lauren Maynard was an American woman born in California. She was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, a form of brain cancer at age 29. Her doctors gave her only 6 months to live. Maynard made headlines when she decided to end her own life through physician assisted suicide. Maynard moved from California to Oregon to meet her intention of dying under Oregon’s death with dignity act. She said that dying with dignity deemed to be the only best option for her and her close…

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