In fact, cancer is the number one killer of kids in the United States. Cancer will take more kids than AIDs, muscular dystrophy, asthma, and cystic fibrosis combined (A Dozen Awareness Facts). Although there are more adults than children diagnosed with cancer per year, a child who dies to cancer will pay a greater price. When an adult dies of cancer, on average they will lose about ten to twenty years of life. But when a young child dies of cancer, they lose an average of seventy to eighty years of life.
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.
Pregnant women and children were affected more than men who were exposed to radiation from the nuclear accident. “During 1992-2000, in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, about 4000 cases of thyroid cancer were diagnosed in children and adolescents (0-18 years), of which about 3000 occurred in the age group of 0-14 years” (World-Nuclear). Pregnant women and their unborn children who were exposed to radiation were dealing with premature deliveries, stillbirths, early neonatal mortality, infections, and diseases. They were influenced the most by radiation from Chernobyl disaster. Many health effects are still very apparent even 28 years after the nuclear meltdown in Chernobyl, Ukraine.
It broke out 2 years after the bombing and did not even reach its peak until 4 to 6 years later. Other cancers did not really increase in their amount of cases until ten years after the bombings. They then started tumor registries to study the risks of the cancers and the more solid cancers (Listwa p.2-3). Studies showed that the attributable rat of radiation exposure to solid cancer was lower than to Leukemia (Listwa p.3).” Children were more affected than the adults and babies that were in their mother’s uterus at the time. However there were still defects among the
It is stated that over 80 percent of those who succumbed to different types of cancer lived within a third of a mile from cell phone antennaes. The cancers were found in the prostate, breasts, lungs, kidneys, liver, are the ones associated with exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Yet, still they question the validity of whether or not RF causes problems within the communities and that of human beings. This paper will discuss the benefits and problems of telecommunication towers and antennas and the environmental effects that it may have on a community. It will also discuss resolution to those problems as well from the FCC view point, and discuss many ways that we may use to control radiation exposure from cell phone towers on a personal basis.
An estimated 40,170 women die from breast cancer each year. Breast cancer also affects men, 1,910 men will be diagnosed and 440 men will die of breast cancer. This year, one in eight women will be affected by breast cancer (Who Gets Breast Cancer). There are many risks that affect breast cancer. One of the reasons it is more common, is because we have better medical equipment that detects breast cancer at an earlier stage than before.
In fact, it is so common between the ages 0-14, that people refer to it as childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Kanwar, 2013). . ( ). Around three thousand new cases of childhood ALL are reported yearly in the United States (Kanwar, 2013). Out of those diagnosed, white children seemed more often affected than children of other races and males were slightly more affected than females (Kanwar, 2013).
Many parents would take interest in a vaccine that promises protection against the second most common form of cancer found in women each year. Especially when 11,000 women will become diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, and 3,700 of those women will die as a result. Gardasil is a vaccine given in a series of three shots to girls ranging from nine to 26 years of age. Those three shots offer protection against four different strains of the human papilloma virus, which causes cervical cancer. (“GARDASIL® [Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16, and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant].”) Without a doubt, most parents would not hesitate to have their daughters vaccinated.
Indoor tanning has certainly hit its record high this past decade among teens and young adults. Of course this would be great for tanning salons if it weren’t for the negative side effects that came along with the obsession of indoor tanning. Due to the substantial rise of tanning the Center of Disease Control has actually estimated 19,000 cases of skin cancer per year (CDC, 2014). Types of skin cancer include melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and ocular melanoma. The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System statistically breaks downs showing that those who tan are “13% of all high school girls, 21% of high school girls, 32% of 12th graders, and 29% of white high school girls” (CDC, 2014).
In 1982, Patty Duke was diagnosed ... ... middle of paper ... ...ients can lose up to 14 years of work productivity, and estimated cost of 30 million dollars annually. Finally the total cost for bipolar illness in the United States was estimated to be about 45.2 billion dollars, which is about two-thirds the cost of AIDS, and about half the cost of cancer. Most of that total comes from inpatient hospital care, other institutional or residential treatments, followed buy the costs relating to crime, substance abuse, out-patient treatment and medications (Murray 349). A bipolar individual is more likely to attempt or commit suicide. According to Scientific American, as many as 15% of manic-depressives commit suicide each year.