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Cancer is a major killer of people all around the globe We do not have adefinite curebut the amount of research done on this one disease costs on the averageof 12 billion dollarsannually and 20 billion annually in care of cancer patientsWhat is CancerCancer is a broad ranging term that is used by many people includingmedicalprofessionals such as doctors Cancer in its most fatal and aggressive formis of a larger class of diseases known as neoplasms There are two formsof a neoplasm benign or malignant A benign neoplasm is encapsulated orsurrounded so that its growth is restricted whereas a malignant neoplasmis not closed in Malignant tumors grow much more quickly than benign formsand spread into the surrounding normal tissue and virtually destroy itGrolier Electronic Encyclopedia CancerThe question is what exactly is cancer Cancer is the break down and mutationof thecells of the body when the DNA Deoxyribonucleic Acid sequences in thosemolecules aredisrupted and errors form in the structures Grolier Genetic Code Thismutation spreadsthrough surrounding tissue until it disrupts major systems in the body suchas respiratorydigestive and waste management cause that system to failWhat causes Cancer to become activeSince it is believed that almost all people have some type of cancer in theirbody althoughbenign any person that comes in contact with a carcinogen any cancer-causingagent willcause these benign cells to become malignantIt is when the cells become malignant that cancer actually occurs Cancerin this contextcan be caused by many different agents chemical biological or physicalChemical AgentsChemicals that can cause a benign cell to become active include things suchas complexhydrocarbons aromatic amines certain metals drugs hormones and naturallyoccurringchemicals in plants and molds Hydrocarbons and nitrosamines can be foundin cigarette smoke and may contribute to the condition called lung cancerOther chemicals that seem to cause incidents of bladder cancer such as2-naphthylamine were used in the dye industry for dyeing cloth but whena number of cases of cancer turned up its use was discontinued Vinyl Chloridea chemical gas has
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