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Cancer - ... In 2010, prostate cancer was one of the five most common cancers that caused death (AIHW, 2012b). This indicates that education about prostate cancer needs to be taken more seriously throughout the next few years. Men need to be able to identify the risk factors and need to know where they need to go for help. Melanoma: Lacy and Alwan, 2013, describe melanoma as originating from melanocytes (Lacey & Alwen, 2013). Melanoma is tumours that develop in the pigment-producing cells which are found in the epidermis of the skin (Lacey & Alwan, 2013)....   [tags: Cancer, lymphoma, melanoma]
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Cancer - ... Therefore, to determine whether a patient has cancer, additional tests are necessary (Craft, Gordon & Tiziani, 2011). Sentinel nodes are lymph nodes that receive the bodies waste first (Craft, Gordon & Tiziani, 2011). It is believed that the cancer cells are metastasised to these nodes before spreading to other nodes of the body (Craft, Gordon & Tiziani, 2011). To identify these nodes, dye or a radioactive tracer is used to locate the node and determine an accurate stage of cancer (Craft, Gordon & Tiziani, 2011)....   [tags: Carcinoma, metastasis, cancer]
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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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Pancreatic Cancer - ... There are many different stages that someone can be diagnosed at. The sooner someone is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer the better their chances are at surviving. The first stage is stage 0 or carcinoma in situ (Bethesda, 2013). At this stage, abnormal cells have been found in the pancreas but has not spread to any normal tissue nearby. Next is stage I. During this stage cancer has formed in the pancreas only. This stage is also divided into stage IA and stage IB (Bethesda, 2013). If the tumor is larger than two centimeters than that person is diagnosed with stage IB pancreatic cancer....   [tags: health, pancreatic cancer]
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Brain Cancer - ... 25. Ford JM, Hait WN. Pharmacology of drugs that alter multidrug resistance in cancer. Pharmacol Rev. 1990; 42: 155–99. 26. Robert J, Jarry C. Multidrug resistance reversal agents. J Med Chem. 2003; 46: 4805–17. 27. Modok S, Mellor HR, Callaghan R. Modulation of multidrug resistance efflux pump activity to overcome chemoresistance in cancer. Curr Opin Pharmacol. 2006; 6: 350 –354. 28. Thiebaut F, Tsuruo T, Hamada H, Gottesman MM, Pastan I, Willingham MC. Cellular localization of the multidrug resistance gene product P-glycoprotein in normal human tissues....   [tags: Cancer, tumors, metastatic]
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Uterine Cancer - ... Family history of this cancer is also a factor. If the women in your family have developed it, it could be passed down. Furthermore, the more women in your family to have it, the higher the probability you will have it. Other risk factors that can cause uterine cancer include but are not limited to “estrogen therapy, a high number of menstrual cycles, women who have never had children, taking Tamoxifen to prevent and treat breast cancer, age, prior pelvic radiation therapy, and endometrial hyperplasia” (American Society of Cancer)....   [tags: Endometrial Cancer, Adenocarcinoma]
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Patients with Cancer - This paper explores different peer-reviewed articles that attempts to shed some light on the phenomenon of the lived experience of patients with cancer; supporting the fact that individuality is a huge factor in the care of cancer patients. Manu types of cancers exist and patients should be treated as individuals versus as a disease or diagnosis. As oncology nurses we accumulate knowledge on a daily basis that may be revised in practice. Therefore, it becomes our innate duty to visit the literature and gain the understanding and evidence that will help us in improving our practice of nursing....   [tags: Health, Nursing, Breast Cancer, ] 2083 words
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Brain Cancer - ... What causes brain cancer?Brain tumors are caused by arise of different types of brain tissue. Metastatic tumors are is a mass of a tumor that moved to another part of your body. Metastatic tumors are caused by cancer cells spreading form a organ to the brain. The changes from these normal cells to cancer cells are metastatic and primary brain tumors are still not understood by researchers. That means that they don’t understand the process about why there's change to cancer cells. Before they can find out the why they cant come up with a better solution to fix it....   [tags: malignant tumor, cancer cells, treatment] 969 words
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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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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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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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Cancer: What Everyone Should Know - ... Both children and adults can develop a sarcoma, but it is rare in adults, accounting for about 1% of all adult cancers” (cancer.net). The third type of tumor is lymphomas; lymphomas develop in the lymph glands (small bean shaped structures throughout the body) or can arise from the blood forming cells in the body. While lymphomas can be benign, they are almost always cancerous. (Ko, Dollinger, Rosenbaum 10). Not all tumors are cancerous though, while it is important to seek medical attention if suspension of cancer arises, but just because a tumor is present does not mean death is near....   [tags: cancer, tumor, disease, cancer awareness]
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The Battle to Beat Breast Cancer - ... Women who give birth after the age of 30 have a higher risk of having breast cancer. There are so many people that are deciding to have children later in life and this is a risk that they are willing to take to have children. Obesity is not only a risk for cancer but many other diseases such as, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stoke. Obese individuals are encouraged to eat a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise. When a spouse or partner is diagnosed with cancer the other spouse may react in many different ways....   [tags: women, cancer treatment]
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Breast Cancer Community Resources - ... In Maricopa County the mammogram history yields better results with an average of 74.3 (2010) women reporting having had a mammogram in the last two years (Arizona Health Matters, 2014). Although these figures seem relatively low they are higher than the national average of 67.1 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012). Maricopa County has available an extensive assortment of programs and financial resources, which support and encourage all women to partake in regularly scheduled mammograms regardless of their ability to pay....   [tags: health, lung cancer]
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Cancer: The Virulent Disease - ... In order to prevent cancer, society must learn to not use tobacco products. Furthermore, having an unhealthy diet provokes cancer. When explaining foods that increase the risk of cancer, the author writes, “Certain chemicals are made when red and processed meats are cooked at high temperatures, such as on a barbecue. These chemicals can damage our cells, making them more likely to become cancerous” (Diet Causing Cancer). Cooking processed meat at a high temperature can create noxious chemicals....   [tags: Cancer, tobbacco, chromosomes]
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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 American Cancer Society - The American Cancer Society is a volunteer-based organization that is present across the United States. Its main purpose is to raise money and awareness about the severity and prevalence of cancer. Cancer education and research is where most of the focus and monetary donations are used for. The American Cancer Society strives to fulfill their goal of “less cancer and more birthdays” across all generations and populations (ACS Inc., 2011). The American Cancer Society began its fight in 1913, starting as the American Society for the Control of Cancer (ASCC), which included fifteen members in New York City (ACS Inc, 2011)....   [tags: Cancer Education, Research, medical] 878 words
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Women Coping with Breast Cancer - Women Coping with Breast Cancer Coping has been closely connected to stress; it involves a process by which a person attempts to restore balance in response to a stressful life event (Henderson, Gore, Davis, and Condon, 2003). The most common cancer among Canadian women in 2010 is breast cancer. An average of 445 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and an average of 100 Canadian women will die of breast cancer every week (Canadian Cancer Society, 2010). Coping with breast cancer has been defined as being emotionally and physically challenging for women and their families (Henderson et Al., 2003)....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Cancer Diagnosis] 1682 words
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Genetic changes in Cancer - ... Curr. Biol., 9, pp.R873-5 Lane, D.P. (1992) p53, Guardian of the Genome. Nature, 358, pp.15-16 Macleod, K. (2000) Tumor suppressor genes. Curr. Opin. in Genetics & Development, 10, pp.81-93 Sieber, O., Heinimann, K., and Tomlinson, I. (2005) Review: Genomic stability and tumorigenesis. Seminars in Cancer Biology. 15, pp.61-66 Boland, C.R., and Ricciardiello, L. (1999) How many mutations does it take to make a tumor. PNAS, 96(26), pp.14675-77 Ilyas, M., and Tomlinson, I.P. (1996) Genetic pathways in colorectal cancer....   [tags: Disease, Cancer Cells]
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Designing Cancer Vaccine against Lung Cancer - ... Moreover Th1 CD4+ helper T cells are responsible for stimulating cell mediated immunity by activating CTL generation. CD4+ T cells recognize antigens presented by class II MHC molecule. Class II MHC molecules are expressed by specialized antigen presenting cells of immune system. These cells play an important role in processing and presentation of antigen to T-cells. So KK-LC-1 peptide vaccine have peptides derived from both class 1 MHC and class II MHC molecules covering HLA-A0201 and HLA-DR phenotypes as they are expressed by large proportion of population....   [tags: Lung Cancer, Cause of Death, Treatments]
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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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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 - Cancer, one of the most feared words in our vocabulary of this time, especially in childhood (Druker 1). Most people when thinking of “childhood cancer” envision very young children, although a “Nation Institute of Health Policy concerning inclusion of children in clinical research defines children as being younger than twenty-one years of age while the Food and Drug Administration considers children to be fifteen years and younger” (Ries 158). That being said, most cancers incidence peak among children occurs during the first year of life (Gurney 149)....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Cancer] 2220 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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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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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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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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The American Cancer Society and the Relay For Life - ... Preparing for the Cigarette Butt Contest was not as easy as I thought. It definitely took time and effort to go out on George Street and pick up every single cigarette butt we saw starting from Morris Street making our way all the way down to Albany Street. Jesenia and I handpicked all the cigarette butts we could find with as much effort as digging through the plants and cracks on the sidewalks. Afterwards, we sat down and with great disgust, thoroughly counted every single cigarette butt and in within two hours we were done....   [tags: The American Cancer Society, tobacco] 1203 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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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 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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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 - Presently cancer kills one American every minute of ever day. There are 1,500 people diagnosed with cancer every 24 hours a day. Specifically there are many types of cancer that could make you extremely sick. Everybody in your family has probably had cancer at least once.(“Research” 3) Some people thinks cancer comes from Airport Scanners because of the Radiation from the airport x-ray scanners. A bad food to eat is red meat Some people in Africa eats rats. Rats have red meat.. Red meat could give you Bladder cancer and other types of cancers....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 1491 words
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Cancer Prevention through Macrobiotics - Cancer Prevention through Macrobiotics Introduction Traditionally, the American diet has been defined by meat, potatoes, and white bread. As of late, Americans are gaining awareness about the importance of a diet that is more nutritious than meat and potatoes. This is partly due to highly publicized information on foods that claim to be beneficial to our overall health. Articles and news reports let us know about the most current study on diet and how it relates to athletic ability, mental acuity and general well-being....   [tags: The Macrobiotics Cancer Prevention Diet]
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Cancer - Cancer is a group of more than 100 different diseases which characterized by uncontrolled cellular growth, local tissue invasion and distant metastasis (Chabner, 2006). It has been difficult to develop an accurate definition for cancer. The reputed British oncologist Willis has defined cancer as "an abnormal mass of tissue, the growth of which exceeds and is uncoordinated with that of the normal tissues and persists in the same excessive manner after cessation of the stimuli which evoked the change" (Cotran et al., 1999)....   [tags: Health, Deseases, Informative] 761 words
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Cancer - In recent years, cancer prevalence has been increasing globally. It is now one of the top 10 causes of death among the middle and high income countries worldwide (World Health Organisation, 2008). In Singapore, cancer has surpassed cardiovascular disease and become the top killer over the last 3 years (Ministry of Health, 2007). Breast cancer tops the chart among Singaporean women (Health Promotion Board, 2007). Thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually and it causes approximately 270 deaths each year (Jara-Lazaro, et al., 2010)....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 1379 words
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Cancer - ... When it is detected, the cancer is more likely to be advanced. Nonetheless, Japanese and African males living in their native countries have a low incidence of colon cancer. Rates for these groups increase sharply when they immigrate to the U.S. There is a lower risk among Hispanic, Asian, and Native Americans. Reasons for these racial/ ethnic differences are not yet acknowledged. Symptoms Symptoms of colon cancer involve a change in bowel movements (diarrhea, constipation, never felling “relieved”, narrower stools), blood in the stool (dark red), abdominal discomfort, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, weight loss for no known reason, constant fatigue, nausea, vomiting and pelvic pain....   [tags: health, disease]
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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 - Cancer is a genetic disease because it can be traced to alteration within specific genes, but in most cases, it is not an inherited disease. The genetic alterations that lead to most cancers arise in the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of a somatic cell during the lifetime of affected individual. Because of these genetic changes, cancer cells proliferate uncontrollably, producing malignant tumour that invade surrounding healthy tissue. As long as the growth of tumour remains localized, the disease can usually be treated and cured by surgical removal of tumour....   [tags: Health, Diseases, The Tumor of Liver] 2308 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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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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Breast Cancer Susceptibility Genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 - Breast cancer is the most common cancer that affects women in the United States. There are at least two majors genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2) that when they mutate can cause breast cancer. These genes can be passed from parent to child, increasing the risk of developing cancer in those child that have parent carrying these genes. BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are located on chromosome 17 and chromosome 13 respectively. There is a 90% chance of developing breast cancer for a woman that has these mutated genes. In contrast, men carrying BRCA1 have no risk to develop breast cancer, but those carrying BRCA2 genes have high risk....   [tags: Breast Cancer Research Papers]
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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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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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 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 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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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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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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Lung Cancer - ... These blood vessels nourish the cancer cells, which can continue to grow and form a tumor large enough to be seen on imaging tests such as X-rays.” (American Cancer Society) Cancer cells can separate from the origin of the initial cancer and move to other areas of the body. The spreading of the cancer is called metastasizing. All forms of lung cancer have high mortality rates. This may be because these cancer cells are known to spread to these other areas before they are even detected by some tests....   [tags: carcinoid tumor, small cell, non small cell]
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Breast Cancer - Breast cancer is everywhere. The pink ribbons, the “I heart boobies” bracelets, and the thousands of breast cancer walks all over the United States. These all contribute to breast cancer organizations. Over one hundred million dollars has been raised to support breast cancer. This may not seem serious by the promotions and jokes that these organizations pull support from, but don’t forget the millions of people who have breast cancer. Breast cancer affects, approximately, an eighth of all American women in their lifetime....   [tags: Medical Conditions]
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Esophageal Cancer - ... There are different stages for the different forms of Esophageal Cancer. At stage IA of Adenocarcinoma the cancer has gone through the inner layer and into the wall of the esophagus. At stage IB the cancer has gone into the wall of the esophagus or has gone farther into the muscle layer. In stage IIA the cancer has gone into the muscle layer of the esophagus. In stage IIB the cancer has gone into the outer layer of the esophagus or it has not gotten into the outer layer, but the cells are found in lymph nodes....   [tags: health, disease, cells]
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Thyroid Cancer - Thyroid Cancer is a thyroid neoplasm that develops in the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland consists of two large lobes that are connected by the isthmus and is located below the larynx on both sides of the trachea. The gland secretes hormones from the hypothalamus that may be stored in the colloid or released into the blood in capillaries. In the endocrine system, the thyroid gland secretes hormones that act on cells with specific receptors called target cells. When cancer develops in the thyroid, the production of hormones is disrupted....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Breast Cancer - Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the world (Breast). Every three minutes a woman gets diagnosed: one in eight women will have breast cancer (Walgreens, 2011; Chen, 2010). “I have to admit, like so many women, I always knew there was a chance. But like so many women, I never thought it would be me. I never thought I'd hear those devastating words: 'You have breast cancer.' “- Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a democratic representative of Florida (2011). Mutations turn genes on and off, activating diseases; all women have a chance of developing breast cancer (Understanding; Breast)....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Pediatric Cancer - Cancer is a word which evokes many different images and emotions. Nothing in this world can prepare a person for the utter devastation of finding out someone has been diagnosed with cancer, especially when this person is a child. Over the past twenty five years the amount of research and the survival rate for children suffering with cancer have increased dramatically. Despite these successes, the funding for new research necessary to keep these children alive and healthy is miniscule and too dependent on short term grants....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Breast Cancer - ... (“Tumor.”) If cancer has spread through the body, or metastasized, the proof will be found in the bones, liver, lungs, and brain. (“Found.”) Their’s four phases to knowing what phase of breast cancer you have. Phase one is the lowest phase you’ll have if diagnosed with breast cancer. Phase one is in the earliest detection of the breast cancer development. Phase two breast cancer is still at it’s earliest stage, but evidence shows that cancer is starting to spread. Cancer is still contained to the breast cancer area, and is needing treatment....   [tags: Surgical Options, Historical Disease]
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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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Throat Cancer - In the United States, there are 60,000 new cases of throat cancer reported a year. My family is part of that statistic. Four years ago, my great-grandfather, Juan, was diagnosed with throat cancer. Unlike the normal prognosis, he passed away just 5 months after he was diagnosed. Throat cancer is defined as a disease where malignant cells form in the tissues of the pharynx. Throat cancer is also known as pharyngeal cancer. There are different sections that can be affected by throat cancer; these sections include laryngeal, nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, hypopharyngeal, and glottis cancer....   [tags: Medicine]
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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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Colon Cancer - Cancer affects young, old, rich, poor, black, or white; it does not discriminate. Many families across the United States have been affected by colon cancer. Colon cancer patients, like Gloria Bowsher, are in the fight for their life. Gloria was diagnosed with colon cancer in September 2008, and is currently in remission. Gloria, a 78-year-old woman, has been an inspiration in numerous lives. She is a magnificent human being. Throughout her battle with cancer, she continuously fights it with faith and determination; failure is not an option....   [tags: Medical Conditions]
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Lung cancer - ... For smokers the risk is much higher, while for non-smokers the risk is lower. (According to American Cancer Society, n.d) The number continues to increase yearly due to patients hazardous surrounding such as factories, smokers, radon gas and asbestos. Most lung cancers start in the epithelial lining of the bronchi, and occasionally in the trachea, bronchioles, or alveoli. All forms of lung cancer, being derived from epithelial cells, are carcinomas. (Panno, 2005) The spread of lung cancer takes time but could spread fast if not alerted, this depends on the patient’s immune system....   [tags: Health, diseases]
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Endometrial Cancer - Uterine cancer is an important women health problem developing rapidly, killing over 200,000 women each year. No one has discovered the actual cause, but there is a leading factor that has great suspicions to what is causing this cancer to grow rapidly. The history of endometrial cancer is very vague, but there are a lot of factors and facts from previous patients that need to be concerned. From the sources that I have research, there was not a definite name that individuals could say discovered the cancer....   [tags: Health]
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Skin Cancer - ... These treatments include; Radiation, Excisional surgery, Electrodessication, or Cryosurgery. Radiation and Cryosurgery are usually an option for older patients who aren’t able to have open wounds or surgery. Radiation is a treatment that uses high energy rays to kill cancer cells from outside of the body. Electron Beam Radiation is the most frequently used radiation treatment, the electron beam only penetrates as far as the skin to keep from damaging other internal organs. Though this radiation treatment is painless, side effects include dry, irritated skin and the loss of hair....   [tags: cryosurgery, BCC, treatment, sun safety]
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Oral Cancer - Oral cancer is a devastating disease. Over eight thousand American lives are taken by oral cancer and only a fourth of these patients do not excessively drink alcohol or smoke tobacco, which are the two main causes of oral cancer (The Oral Cancer Foundation). Survival rates for oral cancer could be much higher if the population would take precautionary measures to reduce their chances of being diagnosed with oral cancer. When the use of alcohol and tobacco are decreased, the chances of acquiring oral cancer are also decreased....   [tags: Health ]
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Breast Cancer - ... The last hospital will include an intervention that will enroll patients for both high-intensity (treadmill test) and low-intensity (pilates) activities. The final hospital will act as a control group and follow the doctors’ recommendations, making sure they do not give advice on a detailed description of an exercise regimen that can skew our data. Once doctors begin to recommend patients onto this study, initial consent will be received from the participants. Following, a baseline questionnaire that will act as a pre-test and which had already been previously piloted on a sample of 20 participants (5/hospital) will be given to the patients to fill out....   [tags: exercise, depression, faitigue]
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Skin Cancer - Skin cells that lose the ability to grow and divide are called skin cancer. Another name for skin cancer is neoplasia. Skin cancer begins on the outer layer of the skin called the epidermis and is the most common form of cancer in humans. All skin cancers are important but the most commonly seem is the basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma. These skin cancers happens when the skin starts to grows abnormal skin cells and form a mass called a skin tumor. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous are the most common skin cancer and they are referred to as nonmelanoma cancer....   [tags: Health]
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