Cancer Essay

251 WordsAug 8, 20122 Pages
Lung Cancer in the United States Lung Cancer runs in my family. I choose lung cancer because when I was young my grandpa and my grandpa’s sister died from this form of cancer. Every year in the US, about 220,000 people a diagnosed with this form of cancer. Cancer is when abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and can infiltrate and destroy normal body tissues; they spread throughout your body. Cancer can be hereditary or you can cause it yourself. Tobacco, physical activity, and UV exposure can all be contributing factors to cancer. When cells loose control and keep dividing, they keep forming new cells that create cancer, like the cell cycle that makes more cells or doesn’t. Lung cancer symptoms can be obvious but most people don’t catch the symptoms. Blood when you cough or spit can be a symptom, recurring respatory infections can also be sever symptom. The list goes on and on but I don’t want to make Mrs. Winsor stress out .Doctors may have to do many things like blood tests ect. to diagnose you with lung cancer. It is said that there is not enough funding for lung cancer research. Even though there are not enough people donating, lung cancer claims more lives than breast, colon, and prostate cancer combined. Lung cancer research is important because a lot of people diagnosed and even die with it each year. I hope in a few years the amount of people diagnosed with lung cancer will go down. Sarah

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