Cancer begins when your cells in your body start to divide out of control. Usually, cells are replaced when they begin to start aging or become damaged. The cells do so by repairing or destroying itself. Sometimes this process does not go right; the DNA of the cell gets damaged, somehow causing a mutation. The damaged cell does not die when it is supposed to; which causes the body to generate new cells even though it doesn’t need to. A normal cell goes through a series of checkpoints which ensures the cell is healthy and isn’t damaged. Mutated cells or cancerous cells completely skip this step, continuing to divide itself. When all these cells stay in one place it could possibly create a tumor. A benign tumor is a treatable tumor that isn’t cancerous. But if the tumor goes undetected for a while the progression of the mutation of cells gets worse, and eventually becomes untreatable; causing a malignant tumor. Malignant tumor cells have the ability to invade other tissues and spread even farther in your body. Regular cells stay in the specific area where they are supposed to be and do not spread to other areas. For example lung cells will stay in the lungs and liver cells stay in the liver. Cancer cells don’t follow this rule and have the ability to spread in the body in different types of ways. Cancer cells can also trick the immune system as well. Our white blood cells are designed to figure out and destroy any foreign substance in our body like viruses. But these…
Cancer Research UK are the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. They have saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. They fund research into more than 200 types of cancer which is carried out in institutes, universities and hospitals all across the UK. The organization was formed in February 2002 by the merger of The Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. They…
Cancer is the leading cause of death in Australia and by the age of 85 1 in 2 of Australians will be pronounced with cancer. Lifestyle and a person’s gene’s has given scientists a deeper understanding of how cancer develops in different individuals (AIHW,2008). Oncogenes play a vital role in the discovery of what mutations occur in a person diagnosed with cancer(Marieb & Hoehn,2012). The Human Genome Project has helped uncover the more than 290 genes that can trigger various cancers.(AACR,2011)…
Germany and England form the head-to-head lead in
European cancer research, a discipline which is widely
diverse and, therefore, attracts enormous amounts of citations.
ot long ago, a certain Professor Emeritus was asked what
exactly had been achieved by the enormous input and effort that had gone into cancer research in the last decades. Of course, the inquirer alluded to the fact that up until that
day really satisfactory, not to say successful, cancer treatments…
Cancer Research - Notes
Newman, Michael. Soft Tissue Sarcomas. New York: Rosen Publishing, 2012. Print.
Has been around since the beginning of human kind
Key to any structure’s success are materials that tie into its systems together, provide protection, and give it support
Human body made up of more than 6oo muscles that allow us to perform functions like walking, lifting, pumping blood throughout the body, etc
Tissue – collection of cells that carry out specific functions
A few types of…
Marieb defines cancer as “A logical, coordinated process in which a precise sequence of tiny alterations change a normal cell into a killer”. The cells that divide uncontrollably are called neoplasm, or a tumor, and there are two types of neoplasm, the benign and the malignant. The benign neoplasm is the less hazardous of the two for it is a slow growing compact mass of cells. Once removed it usually does not recur. In contrast, the malignant neoplasm is more alarming for it grows quickly and…
November 1, 2014
Serious illness brings change to the lives of the patient as well as the lives of their friends and family. Cancer affects a patient’s self-esteem and happiness. Without help to control the hard times, a patient will struggle to find hope and strength to keep them in a positive outlook. A patient’s cancer type reflects on how serious a patient’s emotional and physiological health is. According to the International…
Karen R Lindner
Wright Career College
Pancreatic cancer occurs in approximately 29000 patients every year. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer related deaths. Worldwide, pancreatic cancer is the eighth most common cause of death from cancer in both sexes combined. There have been advancements in the perioperative management, but the 5yr survival rate remains unchanged. Surgical resection is still the only potentially curative treatment for the disease…
Cancer is a word that comes filled with many questions. We all ask these questions. What is cancer, and where did it come from? There are many forms of cancer. Scientists spend days in and days out trying to understand each kind and how they form. Though not all cancers are deadly, some types can give you only days to live. Some cancers can be cured, and some cannot. While cancer is a natural illness within the nervous system, cancer is a terrible thing for a patient, and their…
Associate Level Material ‘James Reed’
As part of your research plan, you must first draft a research question for your research paper that will guide the rest of your writing. A research question, which is more specific and focused than a general topic, is the question that your research paper will be answering. For example, if your general area of interest is social security, a possible research question might ask “How can low-income families save more money if the…
Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Finding Cures. Saving Children.
To persuade the members of my audience in becoming a Partner in Hope by donating/volunteering to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Since 1962, St. Jude hospital has been a symbol of hope for children and families in the need. As one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers, St. Jude hospital continues to provide the quality of research and treatment relying…