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Skin Cancer - “Cancer”, its a disease that has claim the lives of millions, its a disease that so far has no known cure, and its a disease that has many different forms. Cancer is defined as “a malignant form of tumors, which are tissue masses that arise through mutations in the genes that govern cell growth and division” (Starr, 1999, p. 213). Skin cancer is just one of the many forms of cancer that effects us and is the most common cancer in the U.S. Like so many others, I would assume that the major cause of skin cancer was the ultraviolet rays from the sun....   [tags: Cancer] 559 words
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Cervical Cancer - Cervical cancer malignant cancer of the cervix uteris or cervical area. It may present with vaginal bleeding but symptoms may be absent until the cancer is in its advanced stages, which has made cervical cancer the focus of intense screening efforts using the Pap smear. About 2.2 percent of women carry one of the 2 virus strains most likely to lead to cervical cancer. One of the symptoms of Cervical Cancer is very Unusual amount of discharge. Treatment consists of surgery in early stages and chemotherapy and radiotherapy in advanced stages of the disease....   [tags: HPV Cancer, Cervical Cancer] 1059 words
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Cervical Cancer - Cervical cancer is the second foremost occurring cancer in women after breast cancer. Cervical cancer is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the human papillomavirus, or HPV. Infection by HPV typically occurs in the early years of sexual activity according to the World Health Organization (WHO), but it can take up to a full twenty years for it to develop into a full-blown malignant tumor. Scientists believe that for all intents and purposes all cervical cancer cases are caused by infection with a few types of cancer....   [tags: HPV Cancer, Cervical Cancer] 2861 words
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Patients with Cancer - ... All patients and care givers experienced frustration due to the physical experience (Arber et al., 2008). It was showed that these patients wanted to tell their stories and wanted people to listen. The methodology was phenomenology which was appropriate for the study with unstructured interview questions allowing for participants to speak their mind and their experiences. As nurses sometimes we are unsure of what to say for fear of saying the wrong thing. There was also evidence of loss of intimacy with partners....   [tags: Health, Nursing, Breast Cancer, ] 2083 words
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Prostate Cancer - Prostate Cancer Cancer of the prostate, a common form of cancer, is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the prostate. The prostate is on the male sex glands, and is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The size of the prostate is about the size of a walnut. It surrounds the part of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. The prostate makes fluid that becomes part of the semen, which contains sperm. Prostate cancer is most commonly found in older men....   [tags: Health Males Cancer Medical Essays]
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Breast Cancer - Breast Cancer Missing Works Cited      Breast cancer will strike one in every eight American women. This makes it the most common cancer in woman. Approximately 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Of that number, 40,000 will die from breast cancer each year. (Journal of Environmental Health 2003)      Breast cancer is just one type of cancer. Cancerous cells are cells that grow without the normal system of controls placed upon them. Breast cancer develops from the mammary ducts 80% of the time....   [tags: Cancer Health Medical Illnesses Essays] 4168 words
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Breast Cancer - Breast Cancer There is a large amount of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer every day but they usually do not know a lot about it in terms of how it forms and the many ways it can be treated. Breast cancer is a very serious disease that shouldn’t be taken lightly; if it is left untreated it can spread to other organs and eventually kill you.  Even if you do not have breast cancer, chances are that you know or will know someone who will get it, so it is imperative that people understand how breast cancer forms, know the stages of breast cancer, be familiar with who gets breast cancer and how you can possibly avert it, and understand all of the different ways to treat the cancer and prevent it from coming back....   [tags: Health Breast Cancer Tumor Essays Papers] 1297 words
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Understanding Cervical Cancer - Understanding Cervical Cancer Missing Works Cited Cervical cancer, also called cervical carcinoma, develops from abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix (McKesson Clinical...). The cervix connects the vagina and the uterus. During birth, the cervix dilates and allows a baby to pass from the womb to the birth canal (Hixson, 37). Sadly, cervical cancer used to be the common cause of cancer deaths in women, but fatalities greatly reduced since the development of the Pap smear in the 1930s (American Cancer...)....   [tags: HPV Cancer, Cervical Cancer] 642 words
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Cervical Cancer: Be Informed And Aware - Cervical Cancer: The Best Form of Prevention Is To Be Informed And Aware Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women and the leading cause of death among women in underdeveloped countries. In fact, 500,000 cases are diagnosed each year worldwide. This particular cancer is found mainly in middle-aged to older women; it is very rare to find it in women age fifteen and younger. The average age of women with cervical cancer is age 50-55; however, the cancer begins to appear in women in their twenties (2)....   [tags: HPV Cancer, Cervical Cancer]
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HPV & Cervical Cancer - HPV & Cervical Cancer - What Every Woman Should Know I was eighteen years old when I had my first abnormal pap smear. I received a call from my OB/GYN's office and was informed that I had the Human Papilloma Virus show up on my pap smear. This was the first pap smear I had ever had, and I was terrified. The news got worse. I researched this virus and learned that it was actually a sexually transmitted disease that could either cause cervical cancer, or genital warts. I didn’t understand, I had been with my boyfriend for five years and he was my first partner....   [tags: HPV Cancer, Cervical Cancer]
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Research Paper on Breast Cancer - According to the American Cancer Society, Each year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer; furthermore Twelve percent of all women will contract the disease, and 3.5% of them will die from breast cancer (American Cancer Society, 2005). There are risk factors that may lead to breast cancer. There are 4 stages of breast cancer and several treatments, although treatments vary from types and stages of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women who are 40 to 55 years old (Breast Cancer, 2009).Cancer occurs when cells divide uncontrollably....   [tags: Breast Cancer]
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Telomere Defence Mechanisms and Cancer - Telomere defence mechanisms have been recommended as potential targets for new anti-cancer interventions (Folini and Zaffaroni, 2005), as unlimited proliferative possibility has been identified as one of the six hallmarks of cancer. The selective reactivation of telomerase largely in human tumours, the ability to obstruct its expression or function is being actively explored. This includes the use of various approaches aimed, firstly to prevent the enzyme's catalytic activity; secondly to obstruct the expression of its components (i.e....   [tags: Cancer Research] 862 words
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Facts about Cancer - Facts about Cancer · Cancer is a disease where cells multiply without control and destroy healthy tissue. · Cancer can endanger life and is the leading cause of death in many countries. · About 100 kinds of cancer affect human beings. With other kinds affecting plants and animals. · Cancer strikes people of all ages. · It occurs in both Male and Female. · Cancer can start anywhere in the body and spread. · The most common parts where cancer occurs are the skin, the digestive organs, the lungs, the cervix (neck of the womb) and the female breasts....   [tags: Cancer Health Medical Essays] 1146 words
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Different Types of Cancer and Their Treatments - Different Types of Cancer and Their Treatments All living things are made up of cells. They are the smallest things that are capable of basic life-they take in nutrients when needed, they put out waste and they reproduce. Cells divide (reproduce) at least once during their life, sometimes dozens of times. Organisms rely on this, this is how they grow or repair themselves when they are damaged. A normal body has around 30 trillion cells. Permanent gene mutations are what cause cells to malfunction....   [tags: Cancer Health Medical Essays]
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The American Cancer Society - ... The ACS has been developing research theories for decades, with approximately $3.5 billion dedicated to finding a cure to cancer through research (ACS, 2011). With the ACS name nationally recognized, they were able to help fund many national, government, and hospital prevention strategies and research. Currently, the ACS is a nationally-known and respected organization. Most people hear of community level fundraisers for the Society, raising around one billion dollars each year. That money is used to promote education and prevention, continue research to find a cure, and to financially help those already affected....   [tags: Cancer Education, Research, medical] 878 words
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Women Coping with Breast Cancer - ... The key findings from this study were patients with a reasonably good educational background cope best while waiting for a possible breast cancer diagnosis. They received social support from relationships described by attachments. A number of poorly educated, unemployed, and single or divorced, widowed women typically used a cognitive defensive coping style. People that utilized a defensive hostile coping style tend to receive poor social support, and thus, they are the most in need of professional support from nurses....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Cancer Diagnosis] 1682 words
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Cancer - The Mysterious Face of Cancer Statement of Purpose: What people need to understand though is yes cancer is Life-altering chain of events but cancer is not the end of the world. I. Death is inevitable; there is no way around it. A. There are more than one hundred types of cancer. B. There are three main ways doctors and scientists detect cancer in a patient. C. If a patient does have cancer and it is detected in the early stages there is a greater chance of recovery. II. There are three main types of cancer treatment doctor’s use....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Relationship Between Diet and Cancer - The Relationship Between Diet and Cancer Today we know that too much of a certain type of foods can have harmful effects on our health and well-being and we are learning that diseases such as cancer are caused in part by our dietary choices. In the 1950's scientists discovered relationship between diet and coronary heart disease, the nations number one killer. In the last 15 year a link between cancer and diet has been discovered by scientists. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS), an organization of the nation's foremost scientists found evidence so persuasive that in their landmark report Diet, Nutrition and Cancer of 1982 they insisted Americans to begin changing their diets to reduce their risk of developing cancer....   [tags: Cancer Dieting Health Essays] 513 words
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Cancer - Prostate cancer is cancer of the prostate gland. The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. This gland is locates inside the body at the base of the penis, just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It is composed of the glandular and fibrous tissue enclosed in a capsule of connective tissue. The prostate is in the shape of a donut and about the size of a walnut. It surrounds the first inch or so of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder. Normal functions of the prostate depend on the presence of the male hormone testosterone, which is produced by the testes....   [tags: essays research papers] 924 words
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Cancer - Cancer What is cancer. Cancer is the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells that if left untreated can ultimately cause death. The word cancer came from the Greek word for crab, karkinos. The early Greek physicians who first described cancerous tumors had no notion of their cause or true nature, but they were struck by the resemblance if some invasive tumors to crabs: a hard mass with a claw like extensions and an aggressive nature. Cancer causes about 550,000 deaths a year. Although many people believe that cancer is one disease, there are actually in fact over a 100 different forms of cancer....   [tags: Papers] 3153 words
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Cancer - Cancer      Right now, cancer is one of the most feared diseases in the world. In the early 1990s almost 6 million new cancer cases developed and more than 4 million deaths from cancers occurred. Also more than one-fifth of all deaths were caused by cancer and it has been predicted, by the American Cancer Society, that about 33% of Americans will eventually develop this disease. This is a huge disease that is killing people all over the world.      The field of cancer study is called Oncology....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cancer - ... He also was a ESPN Commentary with the famous Dick Vitale. In June 1992 Jim was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Jim was famous for his favorite quotes. “Don't Give up, Don't ever give up”. Be a dreamer If you don't know how to dream, your dead. And his last quote was “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person he believed in Me”. Jim Valvano's Daughter's have caner to. Jenny is 28 with Breast Cancer. In Valvano's room Dick Vitale Sidney Lowe and Coach K watching him until he died on April 28, 1993....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 1491 words
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Cancer - ... Through these screenings, prognosis improves when breast cancers are discovered in their earlier stages. Better access to health care for all citizens owing to Singapore’s economic growth and urban development too, allowed for earlier detection (Jara-Lazaro, Thilagaratnam, & Tan, 2010). Life expectancy of breast cancer patients hence have improved quite spectacularly with early detection and successful treatments that delayed cancer deaths (Beesley et al., 2008). This means that more people have lived with and survived breast cancer (Jara-Lazaro, et al., 2010)....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 1379 words
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Cancer - Cancer is new growth of tissue resulting from rapid production of abnormal cells Cancer is not a single disease but includes a number of diseases classified according to the tissue and type of cell in which new growth occurs, here are three major subtypes are Sarcomas, Carcinomas, Leukemias and Lymphomas. More than 1,350,000 new cases of cancer occur in the United States each year. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the nation, and the leading cause of death from disease in children between the ages of 1 and 14....   [tags: essays research papers] 689 words
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Cancer - Cancer Fewer than ten percent of most cancers are thought to be due to strong hereditary factors. Many physicians believe that prevention is the best way to effectively tackle cancer. One of those factors in prevention is the individual knowing their family history so that they can develop an awareness of their families' cancer lineage. Other factors are a balanced diet, not smoking, moderate alcohol consumption and exercise. Strong hereditary factors that increase cancer risk are more likely to be found in families that have: • Individuals diagnosed with cancer at a younger than expected age (for example, breast cancer in the 40's or prostate cancer in the 50's) • Three or more cancers on once side of the family • Three or more generations affected with cancer • Individuals diagnosed with two or more cancers (but not a metastasis or spread from a cancer to another part of the body)....   [tags: Papers] 968 words
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Cancer - ... The mutated cells start growth till formation of a colony. The second stage is a promotion, in which carcinogens or other factors modify the environment in a way assists growth of mutated cell population over normal cells. The main difference between the these two stages is that the later one is reversible, so it may be the target of future chemoprevention strategies (Mediana et al., 2008). The next stage is transformation of mutated cells to cancerous cells; 5-20 years may require for the transition of benign carcinogenic phase to the fully developed malignant stage where the cancer can be detected clinically....   [tags: Health, Deseases, Informative] 761 words
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Cancer - Cancer Cancer is a disease in which cells grow out of control and invade, erode, and destroy normal tissue. Damaged genes cause this development of cancer. These damaged genes are often a factor caused by such things such as the environment, and can be influenced by inherited factors. As the very early damaged cells divide they can evolve into a malignant cell population, and lose the control mechanism that govern normal cell division. These malignant cells can then go on to form solid tumours that start to destroy normal tissue....   [tags: Papers] 601 words
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Cancer - Cancer Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells. If the spread of these abnormal cells is not controlled, cancer can cause death. Most cancers take the form of tumors, although not all tumors are cancers. A tumor is simply a mass of new tissue that serves no physiological purpose. It can be benign, like a wart, or malignant, like cancer. Benign tumors are made up of cells similar to the surrounding normal cells and are enclosed in a membrane that prevents them from penetrating neighboring tissues....   [tags: Medical Medicine Health Essays] 1093 words
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Cancer - Cancer INTRODUCTION In the American society, cancer is the disease most feared by the majority of people within the U.S. Cancer has been known and described throughout history. In the early 1990s nearly 6 million cancer cases and more than 4 million deaths have been reported worldwide, every year. The most fatal cancer in the world is lung cancer, which has grown drastically since the spread of cigarette smoking in growing countries. Stomach cancer is the second leading form of cancer in men, after lung cancer....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cancer - Cancer Today there are one in three people worldwide who are affected by cancer, and almost 60% of these people will almost certainly die. 7000 New Zealanders die every year from this disease. It is the second largest killer next to heart disease. Cancer does not just affect certain groups of people, it can affect anybody and it is not just one disease, it refers to more than a hundred diseases. Cancer is caused by carcinogens. At present, hundreds of chemicals are known to induce cancer. Normally, the body’s cells divide in an orderly way, allowing the body to grow and to heal after injury....   [tags: essays research papers] 840 words
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Cancer - I chose to do my report on cancer because it is a subject I want to learn about and because it can probably fit 5 pages. My bibliography is on the ending of the report, my teacher helped me with it because I didnt know how to do it. Cancer is the name for tumors that are malignant. Malignant tumors do not respond to body mechanisms that limit growing. Malignant tumors show a not normal cell structure the same functional specialized cells. Also cancer cells growing in laboratory tissue culture do not stop growing when they touch each other on a glass or other solid surface but grow in masses several layers deep they are said to lack contact inhibition....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Melanoma (Skin Cancer) -      Many people think that is it possible to achieve a “healthy tan,” but this thought has been proven wrong. Overexpose to UV-A and UV-B rays from the sun lead to premature aging of the skin, as well as the possible formation of skin cancer, know as melanoma. An appearance of a tan is actually a stage of burning and damage to the skin. Although a tan may be desirable to many, the fact remains that more people need to be educated on the dangers of the sun’s harmful rays, and the possible health complications of overexposure....   [tags: Melanoma Skin Cancer] 1427 words
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Cancer - Cancer The problem is cancer. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the world and my interest in the subject is simple. My mother is the most resilient person I have ever met. Any time I need any kind of inspiration, I need only to think of her. When she was eighteen she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. The doctors gave her a less than thirty percent chance of living. Since then she has had cancer three other times. Breast cancer twice in ‘85 and ‘90, and most recently, colon cancer two summers ago....   [tags: Papers] 1199 words
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cancer - Cancer My friend, Matt, was diagnosed with cancer in May 2002. I was shocked when Matt’s girlfriend, Amber, told me that he had cancer, because Matt was only twenty-three years old when diagnosed. The type of cancer Matt has is called Leukemia, which is cancer of the white blood cells. This cancer starts in the bone marrow but can then spread to the blood, lymph nodes, the spleen, liver, central nervous system and other organs. Cancer affects many people each year including my grandmother who had cancer and now one of my close friends....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cancer - ... 1.3 Etiology of cancer The major insights into etiology of cancer can be obtained by epidemiological studies that relate to particular environmental (agents acting on the body from outside), and genetic (acting within the body) factors. Some of the causative factors are as follow: Chemical substances Chemical substances of certain types have a propensity for causing mutations. For instance, various aniline dye derivatives are likely to cause cancer. The greatest number of death in our society is due to the carcinogens present in the cigarette smoke....   [tags: Health, Diseases, The Tumor of Liver] 2308 words
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Representation of Breast Cancer - Representation of Breast Cancer "Palimpsest" is defined as "awrittendocument, typically on vellum or parchment, that has been writtenupon severaltimes, often with remnants of earlier, imperfectly erased writingstill visible,remnants of this kind being a major source for the recovery of lostliteraryworks of classical antiquity" (American Heritage Dictionary). Thisdefinitionprovides a way to theorize the intersection of photography withbreast cancer asa medical condition, a personal trial, and a discourse....   [tags: Cancer Health Photography Essays]
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cancer - Topic: Cancer General End: To Persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that cancer is bad and they should eat a healthy diet. Central Idea: Cancer can be caused by smoking, drinking, sunburns, ect... and there are foods that can help stop cancer. I. What we eat really affects our risk of cancer. A. 35% of all cancers have a nutritional connection. 1. When lifestyle factors such as smoking and sunbathing are included the risk can be as high as 85%. a. What we eat makes a big difference in our energy levels, our mood and and even our self esteem....   [tags: essays research papers] 381 words
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The HPV Vaccine and Its Effect on Cancer Screening and Prevention - The HPV vaccine and its effect on cancer screening and prevention Introduction Human Papillomavirus(HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) around 20 million people are infected with HPV and additional 6.2 million people are newly infected every year. According to National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2003-2004 among sexually active women (57% of 14 to 19 years and 97% of 20 to 59 years) HPV was highest prevalent in youngest age group (40% of 14-19 years and 50% of 20-24 years)....   [tags: HPV Cancer, Cervical Cancer] 1653 words
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The Science of Lung Cancer and its Treatment - 12,800 males and 10,700 females are diagnosed with lung cancer each year.(CancerCa)The lungs are vital organs in our body which are located in the chest. Lungs bring oxygen into our body and release carbon dioxide.( oncologychannelCom) The lungs are respiratory organs that are important because they take in fresh oxygen to your blood which is then carried to your cells. Cancer occurs when mitosis goes “wild”. This means that cell division keeps dividing uncontrollably. This happens because some of the genes in the cell have been damaged or lost....   [tags: Lung Cancer, diseases, medical, ] 1007 words
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Costs of Childhood Cancer Treatment and Research - ... Case in point, accidents are the cause of 13,234 deaths in children, homicides are the next leading cause in deaths of children at 4,617, and finally cancer is responsible for 2,275 deaths amongst children (Ries 169). Even though cancer is not the leader in mortality, "childhood cancer occurs in one in every 330 children by the age of nineteen (ped-onc.org 1). The total estimate of incidence of complete infant cancer united was 233 per million infants (Ries 149). Also, the mortality of children diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 5-9 in 1995 was 523 (Ries 167)....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Cancer] 2220 words
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Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer - The one question that needs to be asked by women is “how can I reduce my risk of getting breast cancer?” because all women are at risk. It is very important that all women know how to lessen their chances of getting breast cancer because women are most vulnerable of developing the illness. It is estimated that over “192,370 women will be diagnosed with and 40,170 women will die” of breast cancer in the year 2009; both the number of diagnoses and deaths can be cut in half if women try to lower their risk of breast cancer (seer.cancer.org)....   [tags: Breast Cancer, risk, medical, ] 1454 words
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The Battle Against Cancer is Helped by Mammorgraphy - Cancer is one of the most lethal diseases that greatly contributes to the death toll of millions people around the globe, especially breast cancer. However, as technologies are being modernized, humans took a major step forward in the battle against cancer by inventing mammography. In the past few years, mammograms helped save countless women’s lives, and consequently, it’s currently one of the leading research programs that attracts attention of many scientists. Basically, breast cancer happens when the amount of cells growth exceeds the amount of cells which die....   [tags: cancer, mammography, mammograms, ] 563 words
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Cancer and Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge - Cancer and Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge “I cannot prove my mother, my grandmothers, along with my aunts developed cancer from nuclear fallout in Utah. But I can’t prove they didn’t.” Epilogue, Refuge In Terry Tempest Williams’s Refuge, death slowly claimed almost all of the women of her family. Death took Williams’ family members one by one just one or two years apart. In every case, the cause was cancer. Williams insisted in the epilogue that fall-out from the 1951-62 nuclear testing in Utah brought cancer to her family....   [tags: Cancer Research Refuge Williams Essays]
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Local Breast Cancer Hot Spot - Local Breast Cancer Hot Spot With the waves crashing in front of you, the sun warming your body, and a slight breeze coming just over the dunes, you would never think you were sitting on a beach considered to be a breast cancer "hot spot." Unfortunatly, if you were sitting on certain Cape Cod beaches, that's just what you'd be doing. "It's an unfortunate situation, I lost two sisters and my mother-in-law to breast cancer, all of us lived on the cape most of our lives. Their doctors were pretty sure it was caused from our contaminated drinking water," said Joan Swift, of Dennis, MA....   [tags: Beaches Breast Cancer Health Essays] 1204 words
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Can Religion Help the Healing Process of Cancer? - Can Religion Help the Healing Process of Cancer. One of the hardest parts of cancer is psychologically dealing with the illness. People know that cancer causes pain, suffering and potentially death. Death. A traumatizing circumstance when faced with prematurely. Patients with this life-threatening disease can easily fall into unhealthy lifestyle due to lack of emotional support, making cancer twice as difficult to try to overcome. Religion and spirituality provide patients with coping mechanisms, support groups and a view of eternal life that gives patients hope for better times to come....   [tags: Religion Religious Cancer Death Essays] 1421 words
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What Lung Cancer is, How Cells Become Cancerous, and What Carcinogens Are - In this seminar (essay) we will be discussing cancer, specifically lung cancer, what it is, how cells become cancerous, and what carcinogens are. I will begin by telling you what a cell is. A cell is most frequently referred to as the basic building block of life. The human body is made up of millions and millions of cells that provide structure for the body and carry out many functions for everyday living. Cells grow and divide all the time and sometimes become damaged. This is when they become a mutation, which will continue to affect the normal growth of cells....   [tags: Lung Cancer, Carcinogens ] 796 words
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Does Detecting Breast Cancer with MRIs Increase the Rate of Mastectomies? - In the last years, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has become a very popular method used for the early detection of breast cancer, because it has greater sensibility than mammography. But, opponents of MRI are concerned about this type of examination because of the belief that it may increase rates of mastectomy. However, different studies have been performed and no proof of this has been recorded (Dang and Zaguiyan et al 937). Although many people think that mastectomy may increase with MRI’s, I feel that these types of screenings should be more recommendable for women at high risk for breast cancer, because cancer, if not treated on time might be fatal....   [tags: MRIs, breast cancer, mastectomies, ] 892 words
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Breast Cancer - ... Some speculated risk factors that might cause cancer are the number of times a women becomes pregnant, using postmenopausal estrogen replacement therapy, use of oral contraceptives, exposure to prescribed diethylstilbestrol, diet, alcohol, smoking, abortion, and breast enlargement (Meister). What are the types of breast cancer. The most common forms of breast cancer are ductal carcinoma in situ, infiltrating ductal carcinoma, medullary carcinoma, infiltrating lobular carcinoma, tubular carcinoma, mucinous carcinoma, and inflammatory breast cancer (National Breast Cancer Foundation)....   [tags: Medical Conditions]
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Thyroid Cancer - ... Cancer cells work differently because new cells form when the body does not need them and old and damaged cells do not die. Instead, the extra cells build up and form tissue called a growth or a tumor. Nodules are growth on the thyroid. The two types are benign nodules, which are not cancer and malignant nodules, which are cancer. Cancer cells are very dangerous because the cells can separate from the original tumor and spread to other organs. Metastasis is the spreading of cancer and can result in the damage of organs....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Lung Cancer - Lung Cancer Lung cancer is not just one disease but rather a group of diseases. All forms of cancer cause cells in the body to change and grow out of control. Most types of cancer cells form a lump or mass called a tumor. Cells from the tumor can break away and travel to other parts of the body where they can continue to grow. This spreading process is called metastasis. When cancer spreads, it is still named after the part of the body where it started. For example, if breast cancer spreads to the lungs, it is still breast cancer, not lung cancer....   [tags: Papers] 2354 words
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Lung Cancer - Lung Cancer Lung cancer is the number one killer of cancers of both men and women here in the United States. It accounts for 28% of the death rates due to cancer. In 1999, it is estimated that 1,221,800 new cases of cancer are expected to occur and out of these 171,600 are to be cases of lung cancer. (Meyer 1990) If lung cancer is the number one killer in the United States, one must wonder how it affects other countries around the world. One will find that the United States does not even have the worse statistics of death from lung cancer....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1983 words
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The Biology of Cancer - The Biology of Cancer In this report I will discuss the biology of cancer, including the explanations of what is cancer, what causes it and how it can be prevented. In addition, I will briefly discuss the different ways it is treated. What is cancer. Cancer develops when cells in a part of the body begin to grow out of control. Although there are many kinds of cancer, they all start due to the abnormal cells growing out of control. Normal body cells grow, divide and die in an orderly fashion....   [tags: Papers] 563 words
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Breast Cancer - Breast Cancer Breast cancer is only one of 200 different types of cancer. It is considered a woman’s disease but both men and women have the disease. Every year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Twelve percent of all women will get the disease and 3.5% of them will die. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women who are 40 to 55 years old. Cancer occurs when cells divide uncontrollably. Cells keep dividing even though new cells are not needed. Change from normal to cancerous cells requires gene alterations....   [tags: Science Biology] 2062 words
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Skin Cancer - Skin Cancer Skin cancer is a disease that can affect any one. Skin cancer includes many types that can be classified as severe or superficial. Consequently, treatement of skin cancer depends on the degree of severity a person has. In the following paper, we will shed lights on the types of skin cancer and its causes. Finally, we will investigate how to treat the different types of cancer and how to avoid it. Skin cancer is a term used to describe cancer in skin tisssues. The skin is made of several layers....   [tags: science] 1539 words
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Lung Cancer - There are two different types of lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. It is all depending on the size of what the cells look like under a microscope. Both of these types of lung cancer can grow differently which leads to them both being treated differently. Non-small cell lung cancer is the more common of the two and it usually grows fairly slow. There are three main types of non-small cell lung cancer and they are squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and large cell carcinoma....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Pediatric Cancer - ... Studies also show that for every six research dollars given to patients with aids and for every one dollar given to patients with breast cancer, a child with cancer receives the small amount of only thirty cents. Not only has the funding from the federal government been declining but also the funding from research groups like the National Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute. These two prevalent groups who work solely to fight cancer have both decreased their funding toward pediatric cancer....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Throat Cancer - Throat Cancer There are many kinds of cancer that are around us every day. There is Lung cancer caused from smoking, skin cancer caused by the sun and many other kinds of cancer. The one that I want to talk about is Throat cancer. You may say you have not heard of throat cancer before, that is because it has a couple of different names. I t can be called esophageal cancer, cancer of the pharynx and cancer of the throat. But before we talk about throat cancer I think we need to figure out what cancer in general is....   [tags: Papers] 964 words
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Breast Cancer - ... Klinefelter syndrome, a congenital condition, affects one in one-thousand men. Normally, a male has an X and Y chromosome. Men with this condition have a Y chromosome and two to four X chromosomes. Men become infertile due to having small testicles that are unable to produce sperm cells. Androgen levels remain lower and men develop breast cancer due to an increased estrogen levels. Liver disease in men also causes a change in hormone levels and increases the risk (Rosen, 2011). Early stages of cancer usually do not show symptoms....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Throat Cancer - ... This is a medical imaging exam that exerts tomography. A biopsy can also be used to diagnose throat cancer. A biopsy is a surgical procedure that involves removing tissues of an area that may be infected, and viewing them under a microscope. When using a biopsy for diagnosing throat cancer, the tissues would be removed from the throat and any specific spot that the cancer may be infecting. Other possible diagnostic tests that can be done include an MRI, x-rays, PET scans, and barium swallow tests....   [tags: Medicine]
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The Causes of Cancer - The Causes of Cancer Cancer is the number one killer in America today.We can say the known causes of cancer are radiation,sunlight,pollution,cigarette smokingand improper diets.I will explain the major causes of cancer,but before I proceed let me define the term "cancer."To be defined cancer is an abnormal,uncontrolled growth of cells that can spread beyond their natural boundaries to other parts of the body.Cancers can develop in numerous parts of the body. The importance of radiation as a cause of cancer has been recognized for many years.Exposure to toxic levels of radiation produces genetic damage,and since the genes control cell behavior this can lead either to cancer or cell death,depending upon the dose.the most common type of cancer which is caused by radiation is known as leukemia.Another type of cancer caused by raidiation is ,cancer of the white blood cells....   [tags: Papers] 314 words
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Prostate Cancer - Prostate Cancer The prostate gland is an egg-sized organ that rings the male urethra. The secretions of the prostate give nutrients to the semen. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death in men. (Ernstoff,Heaney,Peschel,1998,pviii) Like all cancers, prostate cancer is an uncontrolled cell production in a particular organ or area of the body. In the case of prostate cancer, these cells begin to split impulsively in the prostate and form tumors....   [tags: Papers] 1008 words
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Breast Cancer - Breast Cancer Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. There are many different types of cancer that are affecting people all over. Breast Cancer is one of these, and is found in man and women. Over 200,000 women and 1,300 men have been diagnosed with breast cancer this year. One in eight women will detect breast cancer in their lifetime. Men are less than one percent of the cases of breast cancer that are detected. Although prevention is not yet available, early detection is the best way to handle breast cancer, which can be treated in many ways....   [tags: Health Disease Essays Papers Prevention] 1236 words
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Lung Cancer - Brief Description: Lung cancer, as with all cancers, is an uncontrollable increase of cells. It happens within the lung tissue, but it could also go on to affect other nearby tissue and spread to further out than just the lungs. Cellular / Molecular Basis: Lung cancer has two types; small cell and non small cell. The two types can be identified by their appearance when looked at with a microscope. It usually affects the cells that are lined along air passages in the lungs. Causes: The foremost reason for lung cancer is cigarette smoking which causes around 90% of all deaths caused by lung cancer in the world....   [tags: Disease, Prevention]
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Lung Cancer - Cancer of the lung was nearly nonexistent in the early 1900’s. By the middle of the 20th century an epidemic became apparent throughout the United States and the rest of the world. It is primarily correlated with the widespread abundance of cigarette smoking in the world. The tobacco industry has multiplied its production immediately prior to World War I. There was a typical 20 to 30 year lagging period between the initiation of cigarette smoking and the actual tumor formation in the lungs. Lung cancer is the cancer that originates in the tissues of the lungs....   [tags: Health] 1470 words
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Breast Cancer - Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Prevention Every year for the last fifty years the number of cases of breast cancer in women has steadily increased. The only cancer that claims more women's lives in the United States is Lung Cancer. (http://rex.nci.nih.gov/NCI_Pub_Interface/raterisk/rates42.html) This naturally causes concern among women, and thus the question of prevention is immediately asked. With prevention of lung cancer, the easiest and most effective way is to avoid smoking completely....   [tags: Health Women Essays]
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Colon Cancer - ... This gives them no support for the extremely expensive test that is not covered under the patient's insurance policy. The patient may have to pay out of pocket. (The Pros and Cons of DNA Genetic Testing). The results of a genetic test can specify which intimate family members have inherited a mutated gene and consequently an increased danger of cancer. Therefor it is very important to take control of one’s life. Families that have not experienced previous testing for Familial Adenomatous Polyposis also known as (FAP)....   [tags: Medical Conditions]
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Skin Cancer - Skin Cancer What is it and how to prevent it Skin cancer is the most prevalent of all cancers. There are three types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma. In this presentation I plan to discuss a little about each of these cases as well as tell ways to prevent and treat them. The first most common skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma. This cancer develops in the basal or bottom layer of the epidermis, which is the top layer of the skin. The cause of this cancer is a gene called patched or PTC, which helps to control cell growth and development....   [tags: essays research papers] 628 words
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What is Cancer - What is Cancer The article entitled “What Is Cancer?” from the American Cancer Society’s web site discussed how cancer forms and effects people in different ways depending on what type of cancer they have. It also mentioned how cancers are treated and ways to prevent cancer. Cancer forms from the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. When we are born we all have normal cells that continually grow until adulthood. We also have abnormal cells that are in our body. As we reach adulthood our normal body cells stop dividing for growth purposes and only divide to replace dead or damaged cells....   [tags: essays research papers] 367 words
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Bowel Cancer - Bowel Cancer The bowels are the intestines, consisting of the small intestine (the section between the stomach and the appendix) and the large intestine (from the appendix to the anus). The large intestine is divided into the long colon and a short rectum, just before the anus. Two thirds of bowel cancers occur in the colon and one third in the rectum, with very few in the small intestine. Who is at risk of bowel cancer. =============================== There are about 35,000 new cases each year in the UK....   [tags: Papers] 810 words
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brest cancer - “One in every ten women in the United States will develop breast cancer sometime during her life”. (Breast Care). More than six percent of these cases are linked to hereditary. There are many measures that can be taken to detect breast cancer early in its stages. Women who believe they have a higher risk should have the breast cancer gene testing. In order for a woman to consider her case of breast cancer to be hereditary, she must contain either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation in her genetic make up....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Endometrial Cancer - ... There are four stages as follows: Stage I: The tumor is limited to the upper part of the uterus and has not spread to the surround lymph nodes or other organs. Stage IA: Tumor limited to the endometrium or less than one half of the myometrium. Stage IB: Invasion equal to or more than one half the myometrium (middle layer of the uterine wall) Stage II: Invasion of the cervical stroma but does not extend beyond the uterus (strong supportive connective tissues of the cervix) Stage IIIA: Invasion of the serosa (outermost layer of the myometrium) and/or the adnexa (the ovaries or fallopian tubes) Stage IIIB: Invasion of the vagina and/or parametrical involvement Stage IIIC1: Cancer has spread to the pelvic lymph nodes but not too distant organs Stage IIIC2: Cancer has spread to the par aortic lymph nodes with or without positive pelvic lymph nodes but not too distant organs Stage IV: The cancer has spread to the inside of the bladder or the rectum and/or to the inguinal lymph nodes and/or to the bones or distant organs outside the pelvis, such as the lungs....   [tags: Health]
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Breast Cancer - In the United States in 1999 alone, an estimated 43,700 people will die from breast cancer. It is the number two cancer killer among females ages 15 to 54. On average if a woman gets this disease, their life expectancy drops drastically. This cancer is within the top three cancers of all women above the age of 15, and comprises a great amount of all health care costs in the U.S. totaling an astounding 37 billion dollars a year in direct medical costs. An average woman is said to have a one in nine chance of getting the cancer, but if that person had family history of the disease, his or her chances have been measured up to a one in six chance....   [tags: essays research papers]
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lung cancer - LUNG CANCER Lung cancer is a carcinoma that develops in the epithelial cells that form the interior lining to the lungs. The airways get the most exposure to inhaled pollutants, thus most people who get lung cancer are smokers. Lung cancer is not just one disease. There are many types of cancer that form in the lungs most of which you can only see through a microscope. The most common cancer of the lungs is epidermoid. It is also known as squamous carcinoma because its cells look like a flat surface called a squamous cell....   [tags: essays research papers] 1412 words
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Colon Cancer - Colon Cancer Disease Name: Colon Cancer Chromosome Number: #2 Locus Designation: 2p16 In the summer of 1993 researchers discovered a gene, known as MSH2, is lacking within colon cells. The MSH2 genes main function is to detect and correct small mutations that occur during cell division. The cause of colon cancer arises when this gene does not provide this protection to colon cells. This lack of protection causes multiple mutations within the colon cells until they become cancerous....   [tags: Biology Biological Medical Essays]
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Skin Cancer - Gone are the days when people sent children outside to play to get a little color in their cheeks. They know too much about the dangers of unprotected sun exposure and the threat of skin cancer. Or do they. Despite the fact that 58% of parents remembered hearing about the importance of protecting their children from the sun, children are still playing in the sun without sunscreen or protective clothing (3., p 1). Sunburn is the most preventable risk factor of skin cancer. Skin type and family history cannot be changed....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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