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A Case Analysis of John's Colon Cancer Surgery and Colostomy
John, a 20-year-old male with colon cancer, underwent surgery in which a significant portion of his large intestine was removed. Because so much bowel was removed, a colostomy needed to be installed in order for his excretory system to work. The operation was successful, but it is still necessary for John to undergo chemoth...
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The Relation between Microbes and Cancer: Cause or Cure?
Microbes & Cancer: Cause or Cure? As cancer is becoming a more prevalent and common form of death in America, society is beginning to explore new treatments, causes, and earlier diagnosis options for this disease. While there is this constant experimentation with new treatment and diagnosis possibilities, the scientific...
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An Analysis of Julie Livingston's Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic
Improvising Medicine Improvising medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic by Julie Livingston was published by Duke University Press in 2012. Dr. Livingston has her B.A, M.A, and M.P.H from different Universities but she received her Ph.D. from Emory University. Dr. Livingston is a historian traine...
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The Signs and Early Prevention of Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer is a type of cancer most commonly found in women where malignant cancer cells form. This does not exclude men from developing Breast Cancer but it is very rare. In a mature female’s breast, it consists mostly of fat, connective tissue and thousands of lobules. The milk will go through the tiny ducts and deliv...
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The Symptoms and Treatments of Cancer, a Malignant Disease
Cancer: Cancer and the environment A half of a million Americans die from cancer each year and 8.4 million Americans live today have suffered from or currently suffer from cancer. This is why obtaining a remedy for cancer should be the nation’s highest priority. Usual symptoms of cancer, lumps, fatigue, fever, unexplained...
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A Review of The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
The Last Lecture Book Review In The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch details the massive transformation his life went through after discovering that he had cancer. Pausch, originally a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, was tasked with the job of presenting a “last lecture”. He is conflicted with spending his remaining tim...
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Characteristics, Causes and Treatment of Brain Cancer
Brain Cancer Brain cancer is a disease of the brain in which cancer cells appear
in the brain tissue. The cells grow to form a mass of cancerous tissue,
known as a tumor. This tumor interferes with functions of the brain, such
as muscle control, memory, and many others. The brain is a soft mass of
tissue located in y...
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The Health Risks of Tobacco Products in The Thesis Defense of Nicole Sparks
Tobacco products are one of the most highly used and purchased items by a variety of different age groups today. For many years, consumers didn’t know whether tobacco products had any sorts of health risks or possible defects of any kind, until scientific research on Tobacco products went underway. The Thesis Defense of Nic...
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The Rising Case of Smoking-Related Deaths in the United States
Half a million people die every year, 8 million are seriously ill, and life expectancy is decreased by 10 years. Smoking, the leading preventable cause of death, it causes about 1 in 5 deaths in the United States; causing more deaths each year than HIV, illegal drug abuse, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries and fireman-re...
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The Treatment of Breast Cancer in the United States
Breast cancer is cancer that develops on breast tissue. Doctors have
named ductal carcinoma as the most common breast cancer type, and it starts
from in the milk duct lining. The other common type of breast cancer is the
lobular carcinoma, which begins in the breast's milk glands (National
Cancer Institute, n.p). Bre...
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