Cancer Essay

711 WordsMay 21, 20153 Pages
Rough Draft Cancer is a disease caused by uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. There are two types of cancer: benign and malignant. Benign is non-cancerous and do not usually reoccur and affect other tissues in the body, and malignant is cancerous and more dangerous and can spread to other tissue in the body and cause long term effect. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. There are more than 100 different types of cancer that affects different parts of the body. There are lung cancer, colon cancer, leukemia, etc. Cancer can be treated in several different ways. There are cure for some form of cancer, but some form cannot be cured. (National Cancer Institute). There are several organizations that host annual events that are associated with cancer. The Susan G Komen foundation and the Avon Walk for breast cancer are two of the main ones. Also National breast cancer awareness month is October and it was founded by the National Cancer Society. It is a health campaign that brings awareness to breast cancer and help to raise funds to treat and find the cure for the disease. The pink ribbon is an international symbol that represents breast cancer awareness. Cancer is caused by tobacco, infectious organisms, chemicals, radiation, inherited mutations, red meat, junk food, tanning, hormones, immune conditions, and mutations that occur from metabolism. Cancer is treated with surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immune therapy, and targeted therapy if it is find in the early stages. Cancer can be cured or treated, although most will get it back again. We can change some of our lifestyle to prevent cancer, such as not smoking tobacco products or heavy alcohol use. Any race can get this deadly disease whether you are black, white, or Hispanic. Also both male and female get this

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