Persuasive Essay About Cancer

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Researchers at the National Cancer Institute have found that approximately 38.5% of both male and female will be diagnosed with some form of cancer throughout their lives. Unfortunately, this statistic hits a little too close to home for many of us. (BE3) Because there are so many different branches, forms, and strings of cancer, scientists are still unable to find a specific cure for all of them. (BE2) Cancer affects all of us in so many different ways and with so many different people, for me, it was my grandpa Davis and lung cancer. Losing my grandpa to cancer was one of the hardest things I have experienced and had to go through in my life so far, and a situation that has had an enormous impact on my life in more than one way, not just negative. All of my life I have lived in the same house same town and my grandparents have always lived a block and a half away from us. This could be a major contributor on why we were so close, I guess it was all I have ever known. In 2014 My grandpa Davis was diagnosed with lung cancer in the third stage. He and Grandma immediately started radiation and chemotherapy at Mercy and Mayo clinic hoping to put the cancer in a dormant stage. These harsh treatments worked for a while and bought him more time with us, which is all anybody can ask for in the end. We know he wouldn't back down easy because he was strong-willed, and stubborn, and did not back down easily. (SC5) Determined and strong, grandpa fought a long hard battle. (BE1) When

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