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    of charcoal black hair that were woven into the hairbrush. Radiation therapy uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors (“American Cancer Association”). One of the women I met at the walkathon had radiation therapy. They go through a machine that kills the cancer cells using radiation. Radiation therapy doesn’t only kill cancerous cells through. The woman that I met at the walkathon said that radiation therapy can impact reproductive organs because they are very…

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    problem with radiation is that both normal and cancerous cell are killed. The people who administer the radiation carefully control the doses so the normal cells have a chance to recover while cancerous cells do not recover from the assault. Radiation causes side-effecting such as scarring the tissue of normal cells, but it also tries to destroy remaining cancer cells. The radiation team uses X-rays and CT scans to help target the area where the radiation is needed. The radiation oncologist…

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    Cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States and one of three major medical problems internationally (Siegel 7). Constant donations and charity raising events are brought to the public eye in hopes to one day find a cure. In 1993, ESPN developed an award called the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to commemorate someone who demonstrates courage and do things to transcend their sporting careers. In the first year of its existence, ESPN awarded this award to Jim Valvano at the…

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    2.3 Function of Tumour Marker Tumour marker are was the product of cancer. Thus, tumour marker can help to use as assessment for cancer case. Generally, the outcome of tumour marker test is unreliable as the non-cancerous condition may affect the positive results. Prostate Specific Antigen can be used to evaluate prostate cancer. Tumour marker may help to identify and recognise certain specific cancer. The test should be done in a combination of another test, an example is biopsy test. In…

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    Sarcoma Research Paper

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    Ewing’s Sarcoma does not have a exact cure, as seen with other types of diseases and cancer. When looking into the cancer and the effects it has. This cancer is seen to spread through to the bone of certain places of the body most of the time, one way that they try to cover this up is by using chemotherapy to help them get as much care as they can. The pain that these people have during this time is unbelievable, they go through months of chemo most of the time spending thousands of dollars on…

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    The study found that it took an average of 2 minutes to completed and found in real time that medical oncology patients had the highest percent of positive screens prior to therapy, while post hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients had the highest percentage during treatment for depression (Fann, et. al, 2009). The results of this study concluded that “The PHQ-9 administered on a touch screen computer is feasible and…

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    Augustus Water Monologue

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    About a three months have gone by since Augustus Water’s prefuneral. He is ok. He is prepared to die but I am not. He is strong and I am going to make sure that he doesn’t let the cancer conquer him. He’s alive, and I am too. … Today I went with Gus to get check out by his doctor. I was really moved by what I heard. “The tumor in his chest in decreasing. Your medication is exterminating some of the cancer cells. I am going to keep prescribing…

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    No one believes that they will actually get prostate cancer. In the best of all worlds, no one would, but unfortunately over a million males across the world are diagnosed each and every year. The best way to effectively deal with an issue is to be informed about it, so we're here to dispel some common myths that surround the issue. Number Seven: Prostate Cancer Only Happens to Old Men It's true that the majority of victims of this disease are older men, but there's a decent amount of people…

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    The Uncontrollable Growth of Cancer Various risks factors can contribute to the development of cancer, but the cause of this rampant disease is uncontrolled cell growth. Cancerous cells divide without limit because of the production of the enzyme telomerase that speeds up the process of cell division. Cancer cells derive from mutation in genetic DNA, and becomes carcinogenic cells that renew themselves indefinitely. When this fatal continuous process occurs, it results in a tumor. Although…

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    Melanoma Stages

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    The stages of melanoma Staging is a way to define where cancer located, where it spread and improve, also it affect other parts of the body. Doctors use diagnostic tests to know which cancer's stage, so determined the stage may not be complete until all of the tests are finished. Knowing the stage help doctor to decide what kind of cure is best and can assist to forecast patient's prognosis, which is the chance of recovery [1]. There are five stages of melanoma cancer. The First…

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