Cancer Research, Section 1 ( Basics Of Cancer )

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Cancer Research, Section 1 (Basics of Cancer)

What is cancer? Cancer is a disease where cells split uncontrollably and can invade other tissues, causing cells in the other tissues to have cancer. Where can cancer occur? Cancer can occur practically anywhere in the body. This is because cancerous cells can move anywhere in the amatomy through blood paths and lymph systems (lymph systems are lattice of organs, lymph intersections (nodes), tubes, and vessels that move lymph, a clear fluid containing white blood cells, from place to place. (- http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/cancerlibrary/what-is-cancer )
What is a tumor? What do benign and malignant mean? A tumor
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This is the stage that is the easiest to cure. Stage 1 cancer is cancer that hasn’t grown too far into the tissues surrounding it and is also called early-stage cancer. Stages 2 and 3 cancers are cancers that are larger or have grown further into the neighboring tissues and have moved to the lymph nodes, but not to other body areas. Stage 4 cancer is cancer that has moved to organs and other body parts. This cancer is also called advanced or metastatic cancer.

Cancer Type Specifics
I am doing my project on retinoblastoma. I chose retinoblastoma because I thought not many people would pick it; it is a very rare type of cancer. Retinoblastoma is a fast developing cancer that develops from immature cells in the eye called the retina. It is the most common cancerous tumor of the eye in children. Retinoblastoma occurs mostly in children under five. Although it is very rare, Retinoblastoma can develop when a child is just past the age of six. Retinoblastoma occurs in the eye, developing from the light- sensing tissues of the retina.
Worsening of vision, a red and irritated eye, and faltering growth (delayed development) are symptoms of Retinoblastoma. Some children with retinoblastoma can become cross-eyed, which means that their eyes are going in two different directions.
There are many treatments of Retinoblastoma. One of the treatments is
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