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A Study on Variants and Covariants of a Gene and Its Link to Increased Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer
The authors of the study were interested in looking at genetic information in order to determine if there were any variants or covariants of a gene that had previously been linked with an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. Chromosome 17 is the strand of DNA that had been previously linked with prostate cancer. Re...
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5 pages
The Purpose and Mission of the Non-Proft Organization, the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation
Keeping It Local The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation is an organization dedicated to helping people fighting cancer in El Paso. They are a non-profit organization that provides grants to qualified agencies benefitting the local cancer community here in El Paso. This foundation was established on April, 1996, through the sale...
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A Study on Leukemia and the Treatment Process
Leukemia is a psychosocial type of illness that results in the production of a high number of under-developed white blood cells called blasts. The subject is a 27years old Caucasian lady who was diagnosed with chronic Leukemia after being admitted to a hospital with a high fever, exhaustion and feeling weak. She lives with...
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A Study on Pacreatic Cancer, Its Causes, Effects, and Treatment
Pancreatic cancer affects pancreas; it is a disease in which malignant (cancerous) cells form in the tissues of the pancreas. Out of all the glands in the bodies, pancreas is one of them. The pancreas is located behind the stomach and in front of the spine. Digestive juices and hormones that regulates body sugar are produce...
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An Overview of Cervical Cancer (CC), Its Causes, and Treatments
Abstract This essay will be providing an explanation of what CC is, the causes, treatments, and other related information. Cervical Cancer (CC) is a common sort of cancer in women. CC is a disease of the cervix that causes thousands of death. The main cause of CC is a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV) which is caught...
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The Use of Acupuncture as a Pain Management Strategy in Cancer Treatment
Cancer can be an extremely devastating diagnosis that is further distressing through the many complications that can follow whether one chooses to undergo treatment or not. One of the most common complications reported by individuals with cancer is pain; however, it is important to note that not all cancer is painful. Furth...
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An Overview of the Rare Liver Cancer, Pediatric Hepatoblastoma, Its Causes, and Treatment
Abstract Cancer is a complicated disease affecting many people today. It is the second deadliest disease in America. Pediatric Hepatoblastoma is rare liver cancer among children. Usually affecting children under the age of three, it is very difficult to treat due to its aggressiveness and often has a poor prognosis. Common...
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The Issue of the Choice between Wearing Sunscreen to Avoid Skin Cancer and Having Low Levels of Vitamin D
A beach-bronzed tan, year-round, is what nearly every teenager wants growing up in California, but it does not come without a price. Growing up in Southern California, I called the beach my second home and experienced first-hand, the dangers of achieving a sun-kissed glow. Ever since I was little, my parents always reminded...
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The Detection and Treatment of Cancer Through Apitherapy
Apitherapy: detection and treatment of cancer in humans Apitherapy is the application of bee products in a medicinal setting. The word comes from the Latin word “apis,” which means bee. These bee products include bee venom, honey, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, and beeswax. Bee products have been used for thousands of ye...
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A Report on the Relation between Ultraviolet Radiation and Skin Cancer, the UV Index, and Sunscreen Protection
Ultraviolet Radiation and Skin Cancer Skin cancer is caused by exposure to the sun. Skin cancer can develop during long term exposure or during short periods of more intense sun exposure. Ultraviolet light in sunlight damages the DNA in our skin cells. Damage can happen years before cancer can develop so you may not even r...
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An Overview of the Cancer Cases and the Treatments Used
Curing Cancer One Step at a Time In 2004, researchers at the Department of Radiation studied the five-year survival rates of chemotherapy. They came to the conclusion that 2.1% of people would survive after five years with the chemotherapy treatment. This means out of the 154,971 people they tested only 3,306 survived afte...
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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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An Overview of Qigong, a Holistic Approach to Cancer
Qigong (Chee Kung) Margaret Miller one of the 14 million victims of cancer, refused to get any surgery nor chemotherapy because her husband had it before, and she knew it wasn’t the best feeling. She said she became ill every night but now she thanks God because weeks after being diagnosed, she was also introduced to Qigon...
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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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The Correlation between Cancerous Organs and the Length of Patient Survival Time Following Diagnosis
Five different samples of cancer patients were observed in an effort
to determine whether or not a correlation may be drawn between which organ
becomes cancerous and the length of patient survival time following his or
her diagnosis. All patients included in the study were treated with the
anti-cancer drug ascorbate. The...
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A Discussion on the Tumor Necrosis Factor
What is tumor necrosis factor (TNF)? Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is a monocyte-derived cytotoxin that has been implicated in a variety of diseases such as arthritis, cancer and Alzheimer’s, to name a few5. TNF is a pro-inflammatory cytokine, this means that it is a small signalling protein released by cells of the immune s...
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How Cancer Works in the Human Body
Cancer is a very serious word. A little over 1.6 million new cancer cases arrived in 2015. Anyone can get cancer so it is very important you learn as much as you can. Cancer is a scary dangerous disease that we still have a lot to learn about. It is potentially curable and preventable. In this essay, I will specifically de...
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The Relationship Between Cell Phone Radiation and Cancer
Abstract There is a tremendous number of people who use cell phones nowadays. Most people view it as a fast and safe mean of communication; nevertheless, radio-frequency electromagnetic fields emitted by cell phones might be intensive enough to cause a cancer among those who regularly use these gadgets. This literature rev...
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