Cancer - 2161 Words
Oral, head and neck cancer is a broad term that describes many different cancers that start in the head and neck. Most oral, head and neck cancers begin in the cells that make up the moist tissues (mucosal surfaces) of the mouth, nose and throat. Like other cancers, these cancers occur when abnormal cells begin to grow and divide uncontrollably and form a mass, called a malignant tumor.
Doctors identify oral, head and neck cancers by the area in which the cancer begins:
Lip and oral cavity...
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Cancer - 1668 Words
January 25, 2014
Cancer is a disease with no regard for age, gender, or ethnicity. In 2013 nearly 1,600 people a day died from cancer; and “cancer remains the second most common cause of death in the US” (ACS, 2013). There are twenty three cancer types currently identified. However, many people still do not understand what a diagnosis of cancer means, how cancer progresses, or the common complications with...
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Cancer - 4758 Words
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Colorectal cancer |
Classification and external resources |
Diagram of the lower gastrointestinal tract |
ICD-10 | C18-C20/C21 |
ICD-9 | 153.0-154.1 |
ICD-O: | M8140/3 (95% of cases) |
OMIM | 114500 |
DiseasesDB | 2975 |
MedlinePlus | 000262 |
eMedicine | med/413 med/1994ped/3037 |
Colorectal cancer, commonly known as bowel cancer, is a cancer from uncontrolled cell...
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cancer - 15024 Words
1. A 25 year old patient is inquiring about the methods or ways to detect cancer Wearlier. The nurse least likely identify this method by stating:
A. Annual chest x-ray.
B. Annual Pap smear for sexually active women only.
C. Annual digital rectal examination for persons over age 40.
D. Yearly physical and blood examination
2. The removal of entire breast, pectoralis major and minor muscles and neck lymph nodes which is followed by skin grafting is a procedure called:
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All Cancer Essays
cancer - 1134 Words
Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. One defining feature of cancer is the rapid creation of abnormal cells that grow beyond their usual boundaries, and which can then invade adjoining parts of the body and spread to other organs. This process is referred to as metastasis. Metastases are the major cause of death from cancer.
Cancers figure among the leading causes of death worldwide, accounting for 8.2 million deaths...
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cancer - 385 Words
Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells. X-rays,
gamma rays, and charged particles are types of radiation used for cancer treatment.
The radiation may be delivered by a machine outside the body called a linear accelerator to
focus x-rays directly on the tumor or tumor bed (external-beam radiation therapy), or it may
come from radioactive material placed in the body near cancer cells (internal
radiation therapy, also called brachytherapy)....
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Cancer - 1531 Words
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. The...
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Cancer - 923 Words
CANCER : CAUSES AND WAYS TO OVERCOME
* Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues (Source: Cancer Free, Philip Bashe, Simon & Schuster, 1994).
* Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems (Source: Cancer Free, Philip Bashe, Simon & Schuster, 1994).
* There are many types of cancers such as prostate cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, stomach...
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cancer - 6448 Words
JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING
Symptom clusters and experiences of patients with cancer
Neziha Karabulu, Behice Erci, Nadiye Ozer & Sureyya Ozdemir
Accepted for publication 11 December 2009
Correspondence to B. Erci:
e-mail: [email protected]
Neziha Karabulu PhD
Surgical Nursing Department, School of
Nursing, Ataturk University, Erzurum,
Behice Erci PhD RN
Department of Public Health Nursing, School...
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Cancer - 2478 Words
Cancer (medical term: malignant neoplasm) is a class of diseases in which a group of cells display ''uncontrolled growth'' (division beyond the normal limits), ''invasion'' (intrusion on and destruction of adjacent tissues), and sometimes ''metastasis'' (spread to other locations in the body via lymph or blood).
There are over 150 types of cancers.
Cancers in teens:-
(Pronounced: os-tee-oh-sar-koh-muh) is the most common type of bone cancer....
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cancer - 1526 Words
The twentieth century has often been called as the cancer century. This is because more than a hundred types of cancer have been discovered in this century, and secondly, because enormous medical efforts were made to fight all kinds of cancers all over the world. In the early decades of the century, cancer was considered to be a fatal disease, and although many cancers remain fatal, medical therapy has developed significantly over the years such that most cancers can be treated and cured. After...
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Cancer - 8490 Words
Cell Biology and Cancer
“ We now understand a lot about cancer. We know that it results from a series of genetic changes having to do with cell division and growth control and genetic instability, mortality, the suicide mechanism in cells; the ability of the cells to migrate; the ability of the cells to attract to them a blood supply. And so that’s pretty profound that in a few sentences one can summarize a sophisticated, fundamental understanding of what a cancer is.”...
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Cancer - 1765 Words
Running Head: APPROACH TO CARE
Approach to Care
Grand Canyon University
According to the American Cancer Society, half of all men and one third of all women will develop cancer within their lifetime (Cancer.org). These figures are staggering. Cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and is a terrifying and unpredictable disease for many cancer sufferers. As such, it is imperative that healthcare workers...
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cancer - 297 Words
an essay or paragraph about their charity -- what it means to them, why it was chosen, or whatever they would care to say on the subject. Tweens and Seniors at least 75 words.
helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back
I have lost many
72%- program services: cancer research, [patient support, detection/treatment, prevention
28%- general, fundrasing, advertising
fight against cancer
Cancer is classically defined as the...
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Cancer - 3440 Words
English 111, AC1
April 9, 2012
Psychological Effects on Families and Caregivers of Cancer Patients
Have you ever known of someone who has had cancer? Almost every one of us could answer yes to that question without hesitation. According to data from the American Cancer society, approximately one of every three women, and one of every two men will develop some type of cancer in their lifetimes. That is an enormous amount of the population. Now think about how...
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cancer - 577 Words
INFORMATIVE SPEED OUTLINE
Student’s Name: Le Thi Thuy Quynh
General Purpose: To inform for audience about cancer
Specific Purpose: To provide bad effect to anyone and how to prevent it
Central idea: Cancer is a serious disease that may be preventable and curable.
I. Attention getter:
More than 1/2 million people are expected to die of cancer in a year
That's more than 1,500 a day
An average of 1/2 of men and 1/3 of women...
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Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer
Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer
Many women do not take breast cancer or cervical cancer serious, by getting screened, until the disease has begun to develop or has spread. Cervical cancer use to be the main cause of deaths caused by cancer for women, but over the past forty or fifty years, the number of cases of cervical cancer and the number of deaths from this disease has decreased significantly, leaving another horrible disease in its place. Now breast cancer is the second major cause...
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Dealing with Cancer - 1725 Words
Dealing with Cancer
Lung cancer is a malignant and invasive epithelial tumor that spreads by metastasis and often recurs after excision, and is one of the most common cancers among people in the United States today. Lung cancer is not the only cancer that exist. There are many more types of cancer that are among people in the United States today and it leads to people having to take all types of medicine to try and overcome symptoms of cancer. Cancer does not only occur in adults it can...
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Breast Cancer - 748 Words
Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among women of all shapes and sizes. Breast cancer is a personal topic to me because my great-grandmother on my mothers side had it and had her breast removed and just recently I found out that my grandmother on my fathers side has been diagnosed with breast cancer and that the cancer has spread to her lymph nodes. Many women today don’t know the health risks, causes, and treatments to breast...
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Breast Cancer - 987 Words
Risk Factors, Detection & Treatment
Among all American women who die when they are between the ages of forty and forty-five, the cause of death most likely to be listed on their death certificates is BREAST CANCER. Breast tumors are responsible for the greatest number of deaths among women, and breast cancer alone is the cause of almost one fifth of all cancer related mortalities. It results in the death of thirty seven thousand American women every year. Currently, there...
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Prostate Cancer - 558 Words
Prostate cancer is cancer that forms in the tissues of the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system found below the bladder and in front of the rectum. Prostate cancer usually occurs in older men. Cancer is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world. Over 20% of all deaths are caused by some type of cancer (Convergence Health, Inc, 2014). Cancer is not one disease, but a group of diseases that have in common the uncontrolled growth of cells. Any collection...
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Lung Cancer - 1556 Words
Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world, according to the World Health Organisation. In the UK, it's the second most-frequently occurring cancer among men (after prostate cancer), accounting for 1 in 7 new cases, and the third most-frequently diagnosed cancer in women (after breast and bowel cancer) accounting for about 1 in 9 new cases. However, numbers have dropped considerably in recent times, by about 16% in the last decade alone.
Dr Patrisha Macnair last medically...
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lung cancer - 927 Words
By Brayan Almora and Hector Aparicio Pedroza
Ms. Powell, 7th Language Arts
Problem – Solution Paper
May 15, 2014
Lung Cancer Causes and Treatments
Lung cancer is defined as abnormal cell tissue that forms in tissues of the lungs. It is estimated that there are 224,210 new cases every year, while the estimated deaths are numbered at 159,260 per year . There are several options of treatment and are as follows: Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation...
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Breast Cancer - 1440 Words
In the United States, up to 47,700 women are being diagnosed with breast cancer every year, which is equal to 130 women a day. It is estimated that approximately 40,000 women will die from breast cancer annually. About 2,000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer annually, with about 450 deaths in the result of male breast cancer occurring each year. Breast cancer is a disease affecting the cells and tissues in the breast including milk ducts, lobules and the connective tissues in the area....
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skin cancer - 2313 Words
“Skin cancer is a disease in which malignant cancer cells are found in the outer layers of the skin. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S., affecting more than 1 million people each year.” (Health scout 2001-2006 1). Many people don’t take the risk of skin cancer seriously and continue to lie out in sun regardless of the consequences. The consequences of lying out in the sun can be the development of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma,...
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Stomach Cancer - 972 Words
Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is a type of cancer that develops slowly over many years. Most frequently, stomach cancer starts in the lining of the stomach otherwise knows as the mucosa, and then develops into the other layers of the stomach. There are many ways in which stomach cancer spreads. In some cases it invades near by organs or it can also travel through the bloodstream to for cancer in other organs. There are many statistics and organizations of support for stomach...
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Skin Cancer - 631 Words
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. Cancer occurs when normal cells undergo a transformation during which they grow and multiply without normal controls. As the cells multiply, they form a mass called a tumor. Tumors are cancerous only if they are malignant, which means that they encroach on and invade neighboring tissues because of their uncontrolled growth (eMedicineHealth). Tumors may also travel to remote...
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Pancreatic Cancer - 537 Words
Pancreatic cancer is a disease in which cells become abnormal and multiply without control or order and form a malignant tumor in the tissues of the pancreas.
The pancreas is a gland about 6 inches long that is shaped like a thin tadpole lying on its side. It lies behind the stomach and in front of the spine. The wider end of the pancreas is called the head, the middle section is called the body, and the narrow end is called the tail. The pancreas has "exocrine" cells...
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Lung Cancer - 3969 Words
I. Introduction 1
Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, its deadly claws stretched over all continents in the world. Lung cancer is now the most prevalent form of cancer affecting Americans with an estimated 222,500 new cases every year, according to the American Cancer Society in 2010. A few symptoms of Lung cancer are: stubborn cough that will not quit, sometimes accompanied by a hoarse throat, pain in the chest and respiratory infections. As the cancer worsens and...
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Prostate Cancer - 475 Words
Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Most prostate cancers are slow growing; however, there are cases of aggressive prostate cancers. The cancer cells may metastasize (spread) from the prostate to other parts of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes. Prostate cancer may cause pain, difficulty in urinating, problems during sexual intercourse, or erectile dysfunction. Other symptoms can potentially develop during...
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Throat Cancer - 440 Words
Do you know anyone with cancer more specifically throat cancer? I do and so I wanted to learn more about it. Throat cancer also known as cancer of the pharynx can be included in the group of head and neck cancers. 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with cancer from this group annually. There are more than 500,000 survivors living in the United States today. The tumors are often found on the tonsils and at the base of the tongue. Throat cancer; though, can also be found in three regions of the...
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Bone Cancer - 712 Words
Bone cancer is when there is an abnormal growth in the amount of tissue in a bone. These strange growths can be either benign or malignant, but usually malignant. There are two types of bone cancer; primary and secondary. In primary bone cancer, the cancer had actually started in the cells of the bone, whilst in secondary, the cancer has started in a different area and traveled through the body to the bone. The three main types of bone cancer are osteosarcomas, Ewing’s sarcomas,...
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Skin Cancer - 1661 Words
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...
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Cancer #1 - 826 Words
Case Study 92
R.T. is a 64-year-old man who comes to his primary care provider’s (PCP’s) office for a yearly examination. He initially reports having no new health problems; however, on further questioning, he admits to having developed some fatigue, abdominal bloating, and intermittent constipation. His nurse practitioner completes the examination, which includes a normal rectal exam with a stool positive for guaiac. Diagnostic studies include a CBC with differential, chem 14, and...
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Lung Cancer - 1489 Words
The Genetics of Lung Cancer
June 14, 2012
Colorado Christian University
Cancer can be one of the hardest battles that one must face, whether that battle is lost or won, it changes the lives of everyone involved. Lung cancer is one of the most diagnosed cancers and it affects the lining of the lungs and the ability to breathe. Lung cancer is the number one killer of men and women than any other cancer worldwide. This cancer is mostly found in smokers...
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Cancer Effects - 1864 Words
Effect of Cancer
Over 7.5 million people die every year from cancer and fewer than 9 million survive every year from it. Compare the two and there’s a big different. Not many people understand the challenges people who are diagnosed with cancer go through every day. Cancers effects are something that cannot be controlled. Emotional and physical changes take place when dealing with cancer it doesn’t just affect the person with it; it also affects the people around that person. Cancer is a...
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Colon Cancer - 2314 Words
What is the disease?
Colon and rectal cancer develop in the digestive tract, which is also called the gastrointestinal, or GI, tract. The digestive system processes food for energy and rids the body of solid waste matter (fecal matter or stool). Colon cancer and rectal cancer have many features in common. Sometimes they are referred to together as colorectal cancer.
Over 95% of colorectal cancers are ad enocarcinomas. These are cancers of the glandular cells that line the...
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Breast Cancer - 1009 Words
Every day in American a women is diagnosed with breast cancer. The earlier breast cancer is detected the better chances a women has for survival. Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that develops in the breast tissue or underarm lymph nodes. If untreated the cancer is likely to spread to other organs of the body. Susan G. Komen and other organizations has donated money in finding a cure for breast cancer; also to bring awareness to women on the importance of self-breast...
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Children with Cancer - 620 Words
Ordinary Kids Extraordinary Courage
In the United States, cancer is the second most common cause of death among young children between the ages of 1 and 14. More thsn 16 out of every 100,000 children and teens in the U.S. were diagnosed with cancer, and nearly 3 of every 100,00 died from the disease. In 2005, 4.1 of every 100,000 young people under 20 years of age in the U.S. were diagnoised with leukemia, and 0.8 per 100,000 died from it. In 2005 2.9 of every 100,000 people 0-19 years of age...
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Ovarian Cancer - 6066 Words
Overview | |
About Ovarian Cancer
Cells in the body normally reproduce themselves in an orderly manner. But in cancer the cells start dividing uncontrollably, and do not die the way normal cells do. As the cells produce more cells, a mass or tumor may appear. The tumor can invade surrounding tissue and keep the healthy tissue from doing its normal job. There are two kinds of tumors: * Benign tumors are not life threatening. They do not invade other tissues and when they are removed...
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Breast Cancer - 1995 Words
Introduction to Business
Table of Contents
Breast Cancer.org Strategic Focus – Early detection …………………………………II
Provide the most current research finding and Information…………………………...III
Continuing Research (Fund raise)……………………………………………………IV
Goal: Eradicate Breast cancer in our life...
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Lung Cancer - 279 Words
Lung cancer is a disease characterize by uncontrolled cells that are growing in tissues of the lung. A person gets infected by smoking too much also people who are non-smokers get lung cancer. Scientist are not sure why they get lung cancer even if they never ever smoked. If its untreated, the growth can spread beyond the lung in a process called metastasis into nearby tissue and, eventually, into other parts of the body. Most cancers that start in the lung, known as primary...
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Cancer Essay - 642 Words
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
At the time on 2010, doctors estimated that 5,330 had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the United Stated. This type of cancer here has been strongly researched for the reason that it can’t be prevented, but it can help by avoiding certain toxins, radiation, and chemicals. The acute lymphocytic leukemia has different symptoms, causes, risks, and treatment. Doctors today still aren’t sure how it all works as the ALL is a cancer that has to do with people’s blood...
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Effects of Cancer - 1117 Words
December 8, 2003
In this paper I'm going to enlighten the reader on the struggles and hardships that people have living and maintaining with cancer. The stress that cancer causes is enough to change the emotional balance of ones environment. Physical pain is a factor that causes a person with cancer to do not want their life to continue. Some more factors that people deal with while assessing cancer are emotional pain, treatment, expenses, and...
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Breast Cancer - 802 Words
Breast cancer is a cancer that is much more prevalent in women but can also occur in men. As one ages, one’s risk and likelihood of developing breast cancer increases (Hughes, 1996). There have been many studies done to determine risk factors and while there are still questions about its origin there are certain risk factors that are known including first generation family members who have it, smoking, high fat low fiber diet and the use of birth control. The...
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Breast Cancer - 909 Words
Breast cancer is a frightening disease. It can be fatal, and while two thirds of the cases occur among mature women, it also strikes younger females and about nine thousand males each year. The fear generated by breast cancer is intensified by the somewhat shocking reality that breast cancer has actually increased over the last fifty years. In 1940, a woman had a one-in-twenty chance of developing the disease, while today one out of every eight women will get breast cancer. According to the...
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Endometrial Cancer - 1363 Words
RUSSIAN STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
RADIATION THERAPY OF ENDOMETRIAL CANCER
NAME: SHIVARAJ GOBAL
ENDO METRIAL CANCER
Endometrial cancer refers to several types of malignancy which arise from the endometrium, or lining of the uterus. Endometrial cancers are the most common gynecologic cancers in the United States, with over 35,000 women diagnosed each year in the U.S. The most common subtype, endometrioid adenocarcinoma, typically occurs within a few decades of...
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Chemistry of Cancer - 1762 Words
Molly Hubner Period 1 Extra Credit Paper
Chemistry of Cancer
Cancerous cells develop when conditions for cells are favorable, therefore following the divisions to continually occur, never stopping. When this happens, a tissue mass of cells called a tumor is formed and does not respond to normal controls regarding cell growth. Cancer cells have the following characteristics: profound changes in the plasma and membrane...
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Pancreatic Cancer - 1439 Words
"Cancer of the pancreas is a genetic disease that is the fifth most common cause of death in both men and women. Pancreatic cancer affects approximately 28,000 Americans each year, or five out of 100,000 people" (Mayo Clinic, 1998). According to physicians at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, "pancreatic cancer is the challenge of the twenty-first century." So, where exactly is the pancreas located in our bodies, and what does it do? The pancreas is a gland found behind the...
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Cancer Cluster - 467 Words
In the early 1970’s, a cancer cluster was found in the town of Rutherford, New Jersey. There had been 13 cases of leukemia and 9 cases of Hodgkin’s disease in between 1973 and 1978. This issue was first brought to light, when parents of students from one school district (Pierrepont School) realized that there had been several cases of leukemia and Hodgkins disease (Garfinkel). A mother found her self in a hospital in New York with her son who was being treated for leukemia. At this...
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Cancer essay - 737 Words
28 Sept. 2014
Essay #2 Definition
In this day and age we are constantly changing the true meaning of certain words into our own definitions. The original meaning of these words are no longer properly used or are abused with some slang term. Even though some of these words contain double meanings, they should still be treated with respect. One specific word that stands out to me is “cancer.” Cancer is without a doubt, nothing that should...
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Lung Cancer - 941 Words
Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, its deadly claws stretched over all continents in the world. However, lung cancer is not just a disease; it can act as a magnifying glass; many social problems and goodness of society can be revealed through the causes of lung cancer. Lung cancer is formed when the cells of the lungs grow in an uncontrolled way, this creates a lump or a tumor which can either be malignant or benign. Smoking and unhealthy diets are all...
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Lung Cancer - 1750 Words
Technical College High School
Lung cancer is “the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or both lungs”. These abnormal cells do not carry out the functions of normal lung cells and do not develop into healthy lung tissue. As they grow, “the abnormal cells can form tumors and interfere with the functioning of the lung, which provides oxygen to the body via the blood”. There are two major types of lung cancer, non-small...
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Cancer Biology - 9712 Words
Cancer is not a single disease; it is a myriad or collection of diseases with many different manifestations as there are many different types of tissues and cell types
Cancer is a disease of abnormal gene expression.
Cells are constantly evolving and have the natural selection pressures to change
Common biological properties of tumor cells:
1) Deregulated clonal cell growth- all cells in a tumor originated from one single cell that acquired mutations that made it...
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Cancer Prevention - 566 Words
Preventing cancer in oneself really varies from depending on the person and the family. A person can become more susceptible to getting cancer based on different risk factors, some which are controllable and others which are not. These risk factors include age, sex, environment, lifestyle, and heredity. In my family, and in myself, there are many things that we can make ourselves aware of and do in order to prevent cancer.
Since age and sex are out of my control, there’s...
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cancer care - 1647 Words
HAT Task 2
Community Health Practice (0310)
October 20, 2013
A. Explain how your own perceptions about quality of life and health problems might affect your care for a dying patient with a lingering illness such as cancer.
It is the nurse’s responsibility to remove their personal beliefs when providing care to the patient. If the nurse is persistent in their own beliefs and values there can be a disruption in the successful transition to palliative care....
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Breast Cancer - 381 Words
Breast Cancer is the number one disease for women in the United States of America. Over 1 million women have had this disease, some have survived or they’re deceased. Scientist over the years has been researching this disease to find a cure.
Breast Cancer is a tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. The way the cancer forms, the tumor is a group of cancer cells that grows into a surrounding of tissues or areas of the body. Breast Cancer can come from your family history, race and...
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Breast Cancer - 532 Words
* One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
* Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
* Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
* Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year.
Breast Cancer is a malignant...
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Kidney Cancer - 856 Words
What is Kidney Cancer?
University of Phoenix
Cancer is one of the most devastating chronic diseases in our world today. Cancer of any form can be deadly, and often is not detected early enough for effective treatment. It can invade any organ, any part of the body, at any time, without warning or cause. The most common type of cancer that affects your kidneys is called Renal Cell Carcinoma. The term “renal” refers to kidneys, and “Carcinoma” is another term for cancer....
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Breast Cancer - 9991 Words
A. Description of the Disease
Normal cells grow, divide and die in an orderly fashion. In an adult, cells in most parts of the body divide only to replace worn-out cells and to repair injuries (Cuevas, 2007).
However, these normal cells may be exposed to agents that cause their transformation to cancer cells. These agents are termed as “carcinogenic”. Another theory of how cancer develops states that the body itself produces abnormal cells. Normally, these abnormal cells...
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Breast Cancer - 983 Words
Annual Mammograms: Early Detection Saves Lives
Breast cancer is one of the fastest growing cancers in women today. According to the
Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book, increased mammography screenings has led to an increase in
the incidence of breast cancer annually by 1% since 1980 (277). The Merriam Webster
dictionary defines a mammogram as an Xray picture of the breast. Screening mammograms
check for breast cancer in a women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. ...
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Breast Cancer - 479 Words
Topic: Breast Cancer General Purpose: To Persuade Specific Purpose: At the end of my speech the audience will know the importance of breast cancer. Central Idea: Breast cancer is a type of cancer where cells in the breast divide and grow without control. (cancer.org) Introduction
I. Have you ever known anyone affected with breast cancer?
II. Breast cancer is a type of cancer...
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Cancer in Children - 1387 Words
Story of Pediatric Children
Children are wonders of the world. They bring joy, happiness and laughter to their parents. As we all know, not all children are perfect and some of them are called special children. These special children are mostly kids with a disease or imperfect in the sense of health. As we can define the disease are such as cancer, cardiomyopathy, down syndrome, autism and many others. For children who requires special attention from the experts, they are placed in a...
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Cervical Cancer - 2249 Words
Cape Cod Community College
I chose to do my research paper on Cervical Cancer. I did this because this is the disease that took the life of my fiancés mother. It has been to my understanding that this would mean she is at a higher risk for this disease. I have put together five questions that I would like to research on the topic to give myself a further understanding of the potential dangers of Cervical Cancer. These...
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Conclusion of Cancer - 4935 Words
1.What Is Cancer?
CANCER, a 6 letter word that makes our world upside down.
Cancer is not just one disease, but a large group of almost 100 diseases. Its two main characteristics are uncontrolled growth of the cells in the human body and the ability of these cells to migrate from the original site and spread to distant sites. If the spread is not controlled, cancer can result in death.
2.How does cancer occur?
The body is made up of trillions of living cells. These cells grow, divide, and...
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Cancer Assignment - 584 Words
Cancer Assignment: Part A
1. Cancer is a group of diseases in which cells grows and divide out of control, it is caused by a change in DNA that controls the cell cycle. This DNA change causes for cells not to stay in interphase for the normal amount of time, and some of the checkpoints fail and cause the cells to divide uncontrollably. The uncontrollable division rate can create a massive group of cells called a tumour. The cells of the tumour may stay together and have no other effect on the...
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Lung Cancer - 1002 Words
Lung Adenocarcinoma – Overview
Lung adenocarcinomas usually begin in tissues that lie near the outer parts of the lungs, and may be present for a long time before they cause symptoms and are diagnosed. Adenocarcinoma is the most common form of lung cancer found in women, and is often found in non-smokers. It is also the most common type of lung cancer in people under the age of 45 and the most common type of lung cancer among all Asians. One subtype of lung adenocarcinoma, bronchioloalveolar...
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Stomach Cancer - 410 Words
Stage 1 (Early)
* Indigestion or heartburn
* Loss of appetite
Stage 2 (Middle)
* Bloating of the stomach, usually after meals
* Difficult to swallow
Stage 3 (Late)
* Pain in the upper abdomen
* Nausea and vomiting
* Diarrhea or constipation
* Weight loss
* Drinking alcohol
* Smoking cigarettes
* Diet is low in fruits and vegetables
* Family history of stomach cancer
* Exploring to...
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Cervical Cancer - 420 Words
* Human papilloma virus infection
* Chlamydia infection
* Oral contraceptives (birth control pills)
* Intrauterine device use
* Multiple full-term pregnancies
* Young age at the first full-term pregnancy
* Diethylstilbestrol (DES)
* Family history of cervical cancer
* Regular Pap test
* Pelvic exam
* Condoms and HPV
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Lung Cancer - 297 Words
Lung cancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. If left untreated, this growth can spread beyond the lung in a process called metastasis into nearby tissue and, eventually, into other parts of the body. Most cancers that start in lung, known as primary lung cancers, are carcinomas that derive from epithelial cells. The main types of lung cancer are small-cell lung carcinoma (SCLC), also called oat cell cancer, and non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC)....
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Pancreatic Cancer - 961 Words
The pancreas is a large organ located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. It is gladuale organ that is made up of tissues and ducts. This gland is part of the digestive systemin relation to the endocrine gland that is attach to the first section of the small interstine known as the duodenunm. When the process of digestion occur, the pancreas secretes pancreatic juice containg digestive enzymes to break down carbohydtes, protein, and lipids for nutritn absorption in the small intestine....
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Thyroid Cancer - 2102 Words
Thyroid Cancer in Women
Name: Talia Kuchan
Course: HL-S-380V M71
Date: November 11, 2012
Thyroid cancer is admittedly the commonest endocrine malignancy often detected among young patients and frequently among the women. In most populations, the median age of its detection tends to be quite low, actually below 40 in most cases. It is currently the fastest growing cancers among women. Despite the fact...
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Cancer Speech - 696 Words
Speech title: Rare Types of Cancer Informative Speech
AGD: 585,720 Americans are excepted to die from cancer in 2014, that is almost 1600 people every day. Cancer is one of the leading cause of death in the US, it is second only to heart disease and accounts for 1 in every 4 deaths. (copyright 2014 http://cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@research/documents/webcontent/acspc-042151.pdf)
Link: We hear about cancer on a regular basis in the media with skin, breast and lung cancers topping the...
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Throat Cancer - 1453 Words
Each year, smoking kills more people than AIDS, alcohol, drug abuse, car accidents, murder, suicide, and fires---combined! The use of tobacco increases the risk of contracting throat cancer. Throat cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers within the United States.
Cancer of the larynx (or voice box) is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the tissues of the larynx. The larynx is a short passageway shaped like a triangle that is just below the pharynx...
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Esophageal Cancer - 2002 Words
Esophageal Cancer –Final Project
Deborah Denise Kane
Esophageal cancer is a malignant cancerous tumor that forms in the tissue lining the esophagus; the esophagus is a muscular tube that moves food from the mouth to the stomach. It is more common in male patients over the age of 60, who were or are heavy smokers or tobacco users, heavy drinkers, and are overweight. It is thought to affect African Americans more in the United States than...
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Antiperspirants and Cancer - 933 Words
1. Can antiperspirants or deodorants cause breast cancer?
Articles in the press and on the Internet have warned that underarm antiperspirants (a preparation that reduces underarm sweat) or deodorants (a preparation that destroys or masks unpleasant odors) cause breast cancer (1). The reports have suggested that these products contain harmful substances, which can be absorbed through the skin or enter the body through nicks caused by shaving. Some scientists have also proposed that certain...
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Breast Cancer - 1207 Words
Case Study 1: Breast Cancer
Situation: The client is a 50-year-old female teacher who was notified of an abnormal screening mammogram. Diagnosis of infiltrating ductal carcinoma was made following a stereotactic needle biopsy of a 1.5 x 1.5 cm lobulated mass at the 3:00 position in her left breast. The client had a modified radical mastectomy with lymph node dissection. The sentinel lymph node and 11 of 16 lymph nodes were positive for tumor. Estrogen receptors and progesterone receptors...
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War on Cancer - 2193 Words
The fight towards winning the war on cancer is a national priority. Cancer is now the number two killer in the United States, and takes nearly 550,000 lives each year. In the article, "Losing the War on Cancer," from the Cancer Prevention Coalition, by Ralph W. Moss, the efforts made since 1971 when President Nixon launched America's war on cancer is discussed at length. Nixon allocated billons of dollars towards funding resources to find a cure for cancer. Since then, it is estimated that...
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Preventing Cancer - 1518 Words
In 2011 about 571,950 Americans are expected to die of cancer that number averages out to about 1,500 people a day (cancer.org). Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in today’s society. Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth and the spread of abnormal cells, caused by both external and internal factors (cancer.org). There is nothing a person can do to change the cells that make up the anatomy of their body; we are born with this DNA. However, there are...
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Cervical Cancer - 2354 Words
Cervical Cancer and
Cervical cancer is when there are malignant cells present in the cervix; it is developed in the lining of the cervix. A cervix is a narrow opening located at the bottom of the uterus that leads into the vagina. Cervical cancer mostly affects women between the ages of 40 and 55. This cancer can be prevented by screening for precancerous...
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Breast Cancer - 381 Words
Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in women, and over the last decade, treatments toward a cure have achieved remarkable results. One of the best non –medical treatments is the support group for cancer survivors. I feel that groups like the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition provide a critical service to women undergoing the challenges of fighting cancer because they help support their emotional needs, which sometimes get overlooked...
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cancer and massage - 3697 Words
CANCER AND MASSAGE
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CANCER AND MASSAGE
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Cervical Cancer - 284 Words
For this assignment I chose to do the cervical cancer assessment. I picked this just because
I was curious and I hear the scary stories about it creeping up without any symptoms or notice before it gets too late. Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells on the cervix grow out of control. If detected early enough, this can often be treated. Cervical cancer can be detected through a pap test by your gynecologist and should be taken at least every three years. Through this...
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CANCER OF THE PANCREAS - 302 Words
CANCER OF THE PANCREAS
Cancer of the pancreas also known as adenocarcinoma has a high mortality rate. A malignancy in the head of the pancreas can block the common bile duct, and symptoms are experienced earlier than those of cancer in the body or tail of the pancreas, which can be very advanced before it is discovered. Obstruction of the bile duct causes jaundice and impairs digestion because the pancreatic enzymes and bile cannot enter the duodenum. This causes malabsorption of fat and...
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Prostate Cancer - 2369 Words
A Glimpse Of Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is as terrifying as any cancer. Even more frightening and confusing is the cancer treatment options that you have to choose. Whether a surgery is performed or radiation therapy is administered on you, the two principal treatments of this kind of cancer, the fear is obviously overwhelming. Fear may even start from what people say about your job, your lifestyle, your family tree, your risk of developing prostate cancer, your...
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Cervical Cancer - 2124 Words
Program Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (HONS)
Module Name: Basic Cytology
Module Code: BMC224
Title of Assignment: Cervical Cancer
Student’s Name: LIM ZHEN KIAN
Matrix Number: BBSH 13091436
Study Year: 1
Submission Date: 2 June 2014
Table of Content
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide. Yet, because of poor access to screening and treatment services, the vast majority of deaths occur in women...
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Ovarian Cancer - 535 Words
• Description of the disease ovarian cancer is cancer that develops in one or both ovaries--glands in females where reproductive eggs are made. Typically, the cancer forms on the ovary's surface. Although many cases of ovarian cancer aren't caught until the cancer has metastasized, or spread, outside of the ovaries, improvements in treatment and diagnosis have increased survival rates. Ovarian cancer comes in several varieties. The most common type, epithelial tumors, occurs on...
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Skin Cancer - 560 Words
What Genetic mutations produce the greatest risk of skin cancer?
Genes are found in every cell of your body, controlling how each cell functions.
Mutations in genes, either inherited from your mother and father or from damage that occurred during a person’s life, contribute to the growth and development of cancer.
Many of the genes that contribute to the development of cancer fall into broad categories, but usually cancer is caused by multiple changes to several different genes.
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Cervical Cancer - 602 Words
Cervical cancer is a disease in which cancer cells develop in the tissues of the cervix. Cancer is not just one disease but a group of diseases that have in common the uncontrolled growth cells. A collection of any abnormal cells are known as a tumor. Cancer is diagnosed when a tumor is found to be spreadable. There are no signs or symptoms in the early stage of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is very slow growing cancer and when caught early it can be treated successfully....
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Curing Cancer - 1848 Words
It is both a pleasure and an honour for me to talk about the importance of finding a cure to cancer. Every day, too many times a day, is that dreaded word spoken. Cancer. Almost everyone has been touched by it in some way, either by a family member or a friend.
In the past few weeks I went through a tempestuous time in my life when my father was diagnosed as a case of large intestine cancer which was fortunately picked up in an early stage. This led me to investigate the origin of...
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Breast Cancer - 639 Words
Do you know what is breast cancer? Breast cancer is a malignant tumour that develops from cells in the breast. How breast cancer spreads to other parts of the body? The cancer cells grow and divide out of control, invading and damaging nearby tissues and organs. Cancer cells also break away from the original tumour and enter the bloodstream or lymphatic system. This spread of the cancer is called metastasis. Breast cancer may appear as a lump but there are many different types of breast lumps....
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Ovarian Cancer - 595 Words
Hello everyone, I’m glad to see everyone could make it tonight. My name is . I would just like to start off and ask all of the ladies if you go to the doctor regularly? If not maybe you should consider going. Ovarian cancer in on the rise, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), in 2013 there will was an estimated 22,240 new cases of ovarian cancer and 14,030 deaths from the disease. Many people do not know the symptoms of this cancer so they are unaware of...
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Cancer Prevention - 1490 Words
June 8, 2012
Despite numerous forms of cancer and rising rates throughout America, there are several means of prevention one can take in order to reduce the likelihood of developing cancer. There are several lifestyle changes, as well as substances, many could give up in order to reduce their risk of contracting cancer drastically. Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco, breathing secondhand smoke, and alcohol use all go hand in hand in cancer...
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Breast Cancer - 612 Words
Breast Cancer the words that most women dread to hear form their doctor. Breast cancer is a lump that forms in the breast area and sometimes can be a lump in the arm pit. As I do more research on breast cancer, I see that the lump in a malignant tumor that starts off in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into surrounding tissues or spread to distant areas of the body. (Breast Cancer, 2012). There are several types of Breast Cancer...
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Lung Cancer - 1317 Words
Bio240 Anatomy Physiology 1
Lung cancer is a cancer (malignancy) that originates in the tissues of the lungs or the cells lining the airways. Lung cancer originates when normal lung cells become cancer cells, usually after a series of mutations, and begin to divide out of control.
Lung Cancer is a disease which consists of uncontrolled cell growth in lung tissues. Lung cancer consists of two types, Non-small cell lung cancer, and small cell lung...
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Cancer Prevention - 1170 Words
Nanotechnology in cancer prevention, detection
Panimalar Engineering College
Panimalar Engineering College
Abstract: This paper is an overview of advances and prospects in application of nanotechnology for cancer prevention, detection and treatment. We begin with brief description of the underlying causes of cancer. Then we address preventive treatment, disease-time treatment, and diagnosis in the context of...
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Breast Cancer - 411 Words
The current event article I read was “Obama on National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” It was a proclamation by the president of the United States, speaking our about breast cancer awareness.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and even though the US is making great strides in the fight against breast cancer, every year more than 200, 000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and of those 200,00, tens of thousands are in jeopardy of losing their life to this awful disease....
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Pancreas Cancer - 308 Words
Having pancreas cancer can make your life difficult, because of the excruciating pain it can deliver. According to American Cancer Society (2012), in early stages the disease may not have any symptoms. Often time when you have symptoms, doctors can diagnose you with minor problems such as regular stomach or abdominal pain. Unfortunate not all people or doctors will detect the cancer in its early stage and the cancer can be deadly. From the researches that have been conducted...
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Pancreatic Cancer - 523 Words
B. Background Info
Pancreatic cancer begins in the tissues of your pancreas — an organ in your abdomen that lies horizontally behind the lower part of your stomach. Your pancreas secretes enzymes that aid digestion and hormones that help regulate the metabolism of sugars. Pancreatic cancer often has a poor prognosis, even when diagnosed early. Pancreatic cancer typically spreads rapidly and is seldom detected in its early stages, which is a major...
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Breast Cancer - 826 Words
Pam Stephan, an online journalist of About.com, defines breast cancer as “..... a malignant (cancerous) growth that begins in the tissues of the breast. Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells grow in an uncontrolled way. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, but it can also appear in men.....” Malignant growths or tumours are cancerous as opposed to benign tumours which are not cancerous. In reality their cells are close to normal in appearance, they grow slowly,...
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