A Study On Renal Cancer

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Adrianna Dunn Professor Riggs English Composition 1 Due: 11 December 2014 Renal Cancer It is the one word that can send chills and tremors up anyone’s back, because in one word alone everything can change. Cancer, a word that in itself holds so many questions, thoughts, fears, and worries. There are over 100 different types of cancer; however all cancers begin because abnormal cells grow out of control. Normal cells follow a pattern: they grow, divide, and die. Cancer cells grow differently than normal cells. Instead of dying, the cells reproduce more abnormal cells. Cancer cells are also very distinct in the fact that they can grow into other tissues, normal cells cannot do this. The deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is in every cell, it is what directs all the cell’s actions. In normal cells, when DNA gets destroyed the cell either dies or repairs itself; in cancer cells, however, the cell goes on making new cells that the body has no use for. The new cells now have the same abnormal DNA as the first cell. If cancer cells penetrate the blood stream or lymph vessels they can easily spread and attack other areas of the body. Today, hundreds of thousands of people are fighting or have fought cancer. Over one half of all men and one third of all women will develop cancer during their lifetime. It is safe to say that almost every person has been affected by cancer in some way, shape, or form. Cancer in itself is the modern day epidemic much like the black plaque was during its era.

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