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
A cancer screening is a test or exam that checks for cancer. Your health care provider will recommend specific cancer screenings based on your age, personal history, and family history of cancer. Work with your health care provider to create a cancer screening schedule that protects your health.
March 15th, 2010, was a completely normal day. As normal as any day is for a twelve year old homeschooler. I was home with my oldest sister Brittany who was twenty at the time and I was just finishing up my homework for the day. After finishing up my math work I went to go watch television in the living room. Brittany was in her room and my parents didn't get home until later because of work. A few hours into my movie, my stomach started to hurt. Since I was twelve I didn't no the differences of pain so I just left it alone for a while. Later in the day my abdomen was aching so much I couldn't even get off the couch. After wailing for Brittany to call Mom I was sent to the emergency room in an ambulance with severe abdomen pain. After several hours in the ER and multiple tests, doctors found nothing. I was sent home and was told to take Tylenol for the pain. Once I got home, it didn't hurt anymore so I thought they were right and that I could just go on with my crazy life as a twelve year old. I was wrong. Two months after, I got the same
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the world. Seven point six million people die each year from cancer and four million people die prematurely. People who do have cancer die at a very young age, they die at the age of 30-69. Many people are infected with all sorts of different types of cancer like lung cancer, breast cancer, brain cancer, liver cancer and even more. You dont really know if you have cancer or not. If people are worried they have cancer then they tell their doctor about it. know one else can tell that you have cancer besides yourself and only you can notice the strange things that’s happening. When cancer starts to grow it pushes on nerves and nearby organs. By the cancer pushing on those it can cause signs and symptoms.
My mother’s side of the family has a history of cancer. My maternal grandmother and great aunt and uncle all died of some form of cancer. My mother, as well as her siblings are at risk for cancer.
For years people have been looking for a cure for the devastating disease of cancer. Cancer is the third highest killer in the US with over 2,500,000 victims per year. Oncologists and scientists around the country are researching all forms of cancer in an effort to understand, treat, and ultimately defeat this disease. Already there have been numerous advances in the field, such as chemotherapy and gene therapy. One advance has been the use of a cell process known as apoptosis. By harnessing this normal cell process, scientists hope to have found an effective way to combat cancer.
“The cause of skin cancer is, Cumulative sun exposure causes mainly basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer, while episodes of severe sunburns, usually before age 18, can cause melanoma later in life.” As the natural man we all consider ourselves invincible that is, until cancer strikes. Idaho has among the highest rates of new melanoma diagnoses and deaths in the U.S. Prompting health officials to encourage all Idahoans to protect themselves from sun exposure to prevent the potentially deadly disease. “In 2008 more than 1 million people were diagnosed with skin cancer, making it the most common of all cancers. About 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their life. About 40 people each year die in Idaho from this cancer.”
Cancer. We all know someone who has suffered from it or has passed away because of it. Cancer now affects one in every three people, and is the second highest cause of death in the United States. For decades, the medical community has been on the hunt for a cure for cancer, and have been subjected to intense ridicule from the public because of a lack of progression toward a possible cure. In recent years, many scientists, doctors, researchers, and the general public have come to believe that the cure for cancer is being suppressed because of this lack of progress. Those who say it is suppressed claim that the drugs used to treat cancer actually cause cancer, making a patient sicker and sicker. As a result, the patients are forced to spend
An 8-year-old is sick is having internal pain. The next night they are complaining that their head and stomach hurts. Then that morning they are in too much pain to get out of bed, and they seem so miserable. Then you take them to the E.R. and the doctor is too afraid to tell you what is happening. Then he finally says it. “Your son has leukemia cancer.” The probability of a man or women getting cancer is 38.5% so if I know someone who has cancer I can remember this topic and the solutions. Also it would be cool to find out about 20 more types of cancers than I knew before.There were about 3 questions about cancer. The first one I wondered and was the main one what is the amount of people who had cancer. The next one was “How many types are there in the world?” And the final question was the most rarest type of cancer in the world. There are some problems, but those problems can be solved by the solutions.
Rain drips down the waiting room window, it’s soothing pitter patter putting me into a trance. Drip drop, drip drop, and just for a moment, I relax. Today is the day that determines how my family’s life is going to go from here on out. A few tests will tell us whether or not I would get to keep my mother in my life or if she would be taken away from me forever. She has been having pounding headaches everyday for the last few weeks, and she’s been having moments where her vision would completely disappear, leaving her blind for a few seconds if not a full minute. I know that whatever is happening isn’t good, but I really hope it’s not what I think it is.
Today in the world there are many different types of reproductive cancers. A reproductive cancer I’m going to be writing about is Breast cancer. Yes, its Breast Cancer. According to American Cancer Society (2017) Breast cancer is “Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumor is malignant (cancer) if the cells can grow into (invade)surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get cancer too (pg.1). Although Breast cancer first start in the breast, it can also start from other places surrounding that tissue or area.
The audience is alerts that cancer is an uncontrolled growth and spread of cell which can destroy body tissue. Plus, there are many forms of cancer and any part of the body can be affected rather it the lung, kidney, brain and so much more part of the body can be affected also not being overweight and not being physically active, tobaccos use increased the chances of having cancers. Furthermore, the audience is familiar with the fact a well nutrition meals every day and an exercise plans can prevent cancer in many possible
Cancer, a long and difficult journey assimilated with death. Cancer, in general, is when cells begin to grow out of control and can start anywhere in the body. There are many different forms and types of cancer; scary but true. All forms of cancer is terrifying, but the most terrifying for children is Leukemia. Leukemia is the most common form of cancer in children and teens. It zones in on blood-forming cells, mainly white blood cells, in the bone marrow. This form of cancer accounts for almost one out of three cancers (Leukemia in Children). Why, in my opinion, this is the most intimidating form of cancer is because it takes the lives of the young who had so much potential and barely began to live their own lives. It takes those who are
It’s October of your fifth grade year, at the end of the day. You’ve gotten back into the swing of things, your teacher is awesome, and you’re at the top of the elementary school food chain. You’re about to walk outside. The weather is beautiful; the trees are still mostly green with a few ambitious leaves already changing color. The sky is blue and the sun is shining in the way it only does during fall. You’re going to remember how it felt to walk across the parking lot on that day for a long time. You’re happy, like you normally are when you leave school, and you get in the car. That’s when Mom tells you your little brother has cancer.
As we busily bustle around our lives, a prevalent problem surfaces, disease. The mournful realization when assessing our situation, is that sick people are polluting the world. Diseases spread like wildfire, leaving a wake of destruction in their path. Our inability to defeat disease highlights the problem, and I have the solution...