During our lifetime we have heard of many people or know people that have cancer time and time again. We see it from movies to stories we see whether online or that we know. Most people know what it is but do we really know. Today I will talk about: General description of what cancer is, biology of the disease, symptoms, treatments, genetics and information on how to deal with this situation if you have or know of somebody that has cancer. At the end I hope you are inform what cancer is.
This cancer of the lymph nodes starts by destroying the cells apart of the body’s immune system and can be deadly. The 10 year survival rate for this cancer is 59% and requires years of therapy for recovery. When Kate first discovered she was sick, she had to undergo severe chemotherapy that has severely damaged her Kidney. She is currently doing dialysis to try and restore her damaged kidney, but only time will tell if she will need partial removal of her kidney or a complete transplant. When she is not in the hospital herself, she’s checking other patients in. Due to health care needs, Kimball currently works weekends as a receptionist at the Tallahassee Memorial Emergency Center.
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 cancer. (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer. The bronchi are the large air tubes leading from the trachea to the lungs that convey air to and from the lungs, and where most lung cancers begin. The body normally maintains cell growth only
On September 14, 2002 a beautiful little angel named Alexa Michelle Nawrocki was born. Her first year of life was healthy, but when Alexa turned 17 months she began to develop a cold along with a low-grade fever. Within a couple of days, her cold disappeared. However the fever worsened, and upon examination at the Doctors office a mass on her kidney was discovered. She was taken straight to the emergency room and it was advised they she receive a stage IV Neuroblastoma (the cancer had reached her bones, bone marrow, and into her lungs and liver).
It has been five weeks since April’s diagnosis and she has not told her parents or anyone close to her. It is unclear if April is aware of the magnitude of her illness, though she stated she knows she has cancer, she does not appear to be taking the diagnosis seriously rather she is carrying on with her life as if nothing has changed.
Just four years ago Emily Dumler was living a happy and healthy life with her husband and three kids. Until one summer afternoon when Emily started to feel unwell, her sickness indeed up getting so bad that she checked into urgent care. From there no one could figure out what was wrong with her, and Emily had to stay in the hospital for forty three days, before it was realized that she indeed had cancer. Emily says, “Scott (her husband) and I were actually relieved to find out I had cancer because what I had been going through for the last forty three days was so rough and we wanted to find a treatment that could help me.
She has had cancer two times throughout her whole life and always stays true to herself; she had breast cancer back in 1991 with a stage two cancer. She had already at this time had two older sisters who also had cancer themselves but had died from it. The doctors had her go through chemotherapy and she had to get a mastectomy, a procedure to remove the breast. After a long 6 months she had finally have beaten cancer, or what they thought.
When I asked her how she got through the hardest parts of her cancer she told me “A lot of prayer, and having the support of my family. I believe that by having the heart of a fighter really helped me get through battling breast cancer.” When asked about her initial weaknesses she explained that she saw herself as an ugly, helpless figure. But that mindset eventually changed to an accepting and appreciative one by seeing the potential limit on her days. “I have learned to cherish my life and those in it more now rather than when before I didn’t always get to see my
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When she died five years after first symptoms ,the cancer had spread throughout her body over those five years. My mother was very depressed
Since she got sick she had to pullback socially and physically. Most cancer patients loose that. There’s never really fully a chance to connect to people when you’re stuck in a hospital most of the time and their rest of the time you spend at home still hooked up to machines. Cancer requires you to grow mentally. They can’t be the angry kid who has a negative outlook on life, which is normally how they end up. They begin to wonder why this awful thing had to happen to them. They get angry at everyone and everything because life just had to go pick this out of everything that could’ve happened. They get snappy because constantly being hooked up to machines all the time and seemingly never ending pain can do that to
first round of chemotherapy. After eleven weeks of treatment, she decided she no longer wanted
In September of my junior year of high school, my mom told me for the third time that she had cancer. She had spent the entire summer coughing. It was a bad summer cold or maybe a stubborn case of bronchitis. No one could seem to figure out what was causing the cough. A late summer bronchoscopy finally solved the case. It was cancer. Calmly, she reassured me on that September day, “It’s an early stage cancer. They say it’s very treatable. We’ve been down this road before.” The next nine months was a road that no one in my family had traveled. Frequent doctor visits, chemotherapy treatments, and hospitalizations became our new normal. We painstakingly watched as each round of chemo treatments devastated and weakened her. Through everything, my mom was resilient, tough, and determined to live.
When she had got diagnosed, she was only the second known case. The doctors didn’t really know what to do and when they first seen her they passed her with asthma. They only figured out that she had Clear Cell Sarcoma when she got worse and eventually fainted because she couldn’t breathe, we shouldn’t want that to happen to anybody else. Clear Cell Sarcoma might be rare but it can happen to anybody, they don’t know really what caused her to get the cancer, and they didn’t know what to give her to help her. Carley had went through remission and they said that all the cancer was gone, but it wasn’t it grew back and it got worse. She had went through six rounds of chemo, tracheal surgery, and had 32 days of high intensity radiation to try and cure the cancer (Carley, teamcarley.ca). “Cancer does scare me, but i’m going to be brave, pretend that i’m perfectly confident, and
Lung cancer is the most common cancer-related cause of death among men and women. Lung cancer can be undetected for many years causing it to become more dangerous and possibly fatal. There is not cure for lung cancer or any cancer, but if detected in an early stage the lung cancer can be detected, treated, and hopefully terminated. There are many new and developing treatments being tested now that may save lives in the future. Through understanding what the lung cancer is, doctors can easily diagnose and assess cancer patients.