The Treatment Of Bone Cancer Essay

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I am writing this paper on the subject of bone cancer because I have had a couple instances of cancer in my family. My father died in his thirties from a rare form of lymphoma when I was eight years old and my maternal grandfather died from leukemia in his eighties when I was twenty-eight years old. The same grandfather had colon cancer in his mid-fifties. This resulted in surgery to remove most of his colon which lead to the use a colostomy bag for the remaining part of his life. I know that some forms of cancer are caused by a hereditary genetic mutation, and I have seen the devastating effects of cancer first hand. Therefore, in addition to regular medical examinations, I would like to be more informed about cancer in general. The scope of this paper will include: first a brief definition of what cancer is, followed by information about bone cancer, and conclude with a summary of this paper’s findings on bone cancer. Cancer, also known as a malignant tumor, is a disease in which some cells in the body multiply uncontrollably leading to a mass of abnormal cells (“What is Cancer”).This is the result of damage to the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) of a normal healthy cell which causes the natural biological function of the cell behavior to become altered (Mandal). Normal cell behavior is directed by the DNA which regulates the growth and death of the cell among other things (Mandal). When a normal cell’s DNA is damaged, the cell tries to repair the DNA and if it is unable to

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