Chronic Disease Essay

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Chronic Disease Risk Assessment
Melody Powell
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April 2, 2013
Tiffany Smith

Chronic Disease Risk Assessment
Cancer is a large group of different groups of disease caused when abnormal cells divide and attack other tissue and organs. Cancer is the second most deadly disease in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, a third of all women and half of all men will develop cancer in their lifetime. The abnormalities causes the calls to grow, multiply and they do not die off as normal cells do. Healthy cells have a life span, different depending on the cell. The process of abnormal dying cells causes tumors to grow. Tumors will then produce indicators of symptoms depending on the location.
All tumors are not cancerous and or deadly. Some are benign or noncancerous and will not spread to surrounding cells. Malignant tumors are cancerous invading the lymphatic system or blood stream. Malignant tumors are harder to treat and are often fatal. Cancer is caused by many factors such as: diet, exposure to chemicals, smoking and certain viruses will increase the chance of infection. There are many ways to treat cancer depending on the type and location. The treatments for cancer include the following: surgery, chemotherapy (toxic medication to kill cancer cells, radiation therapy (use of laser beam at certain areas to kill cancer cell).
Cancer triggers can be avoided to decrease the chance of the disease. Quitting or avoiding smoking is the number one thing people can do to decrease the onset of cancer. Limiting or avoid people or areas that people smoke in will also decrease the chance of cancer. Tobacco use is known to cause cancers of the mouth, throat, larynx, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, and cervix. Over exposure to ultraviolent rays from the direct sun or tanning bed is another main cause of cancer, especially skin cancer. A healthy diet and exercising will also decrease your chance of cancer. Red meat, excessive alcohol…