Amber Drob 9/5/12 Informative Essay Why would you quit smoking? Tobacco smoke is harmful to both smokers and nonsmokers, millions of Americans have health problems caused by smoking. There is more than 7,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least 250 are known to be harmful. Smoking is a leading cause of cancer and death from cancer. It causes cancers of the lung, esophagus, larynx, mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, stomach, cervix, and myeloid leukemia.
One of the most common sources of metastatic liver cancer is from tumors of the colon and rectum. About 140,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with colon cancer each year, and roughly half of these patients will develop tumors in their liver at some time. About one in 10 of these patients will have a chance for a cure by having the liver tumors removed surgically. The exact cause of liver cancer is unknown. But there are certain things called risk factors that can increase your chance of getting the disease.
Assignment by Lliam Hunt Liver cancer can be defined as a Liver cancer can be caused by chronic alcohol consumption and is the most common association to liver cancer in the world. An autopsy showed half of alcoholics, previously unsuspected to have cancer, have early evidence of cancer hidden within the liver. This life style choice of large and continuous consumption of alcohol is a factor of why liver cancer develops in. The usual setting is an individual with alcoholic cirrhosis who has stopped drinking for 10 years and then develops liver cancer. It is somewhat unusual for an actively drinking alcoholic to develop liver cancer.
Flu shot associated with Alzheimer’s disease. a. it was due to mercury and aluminum that is in every flu shot b. According to Hugh Fudenburg, MD “If an individual has had 5 consecutive flu shots between 1970 - 1980 (the years of the study) his/her chance of developing Alzheimer's Disease is 10 times greater than if they had 1, two or no shots.” II. The ways to prevent flu without need to get flu shot: 1. Getting enough sleep a.
Griffin Hayes Mr. Guay English 10 Honors 11/7/14 Should Cigarette Smoking Be Banned? Meet Anna, a five year old girl who lost her father to lung cancer. Like Anna’s father, cigarette smoking is a known leading cause of lung cancer and death for about 159,260 people in the United States this year so far ("How Many People Get Lung Cancer?"). Lung cancer has caused about 27% of all cancer deaths but can be prevented if we ban the smoking of cigarettes. Cigarette smoking has caused lung cancer to many smokers and even non-smokers.
SIDS Causes The cause (or causes) of SIDS is still unknown. Despite the dramatic decrease in the incidence of SIDS in the United States in recent years, SIDS remains one of the leading causes of death during infancy beyond the first 30 days after birth. It is generally accepted that SIDS may be a reflection of multiple interacting factors. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, also known as SIDS, is the major “cause of death” among infants ranging from the ages of one month to one year, most occurring between two and four months old. SIDS is determined as the cause of death only after the proper procedures rule out all other reasonable doubt of any other causes of death.
Smoking is the primary causal factor for at least 30% of all cancer deaths, for nearly 80% of deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and for early cardiovascular disease and deaths (Adhikari B., PhD, J Kahende, PhD, A Malarcher, PhD, T Pechacek, PhD, V Tong 1). World wide smoking is the number one most preventable cause of death. Nearly 430,000 Americans annually die from smoking-related illnesses. I am a smoker, and understand the effects of chemical dependence. Chemical dependence comes in many forms.
A research of “American Lung Association and American Heart Association” reviewed by “Elizabeth Klodas, MD, FACC” on May 08, 2012. http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure says that about 30% of all deaths from heart disease in the U.S. are directly related to cigarette smoking. That's because smoking is a major cause of coronary artery disease, especially in younger people. Smokers are more likely to get cancer than non-smokers. This is particularly true of lung cancer, throat cancer and mouth cancer, which hardly ever affect non-smokers. The more cigarettes you smoke in a day, and the longer you have smoked, the higher your risk of lung cancer.
That is more deaths than the combined total for HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders. The American Cancer Society’s chairman John R. Seffrin said, “The most preventable cause of death in our society is tobacco.” According to the World Health Organization, cancers are the first killers of human beings, and 70% of cancers are related to lung cancer caused by smoking cigarettes. In America, 23.1% of men, which is 24.8 million, are smokers, and 18.3% of women, which is 21.1 million, are smokers. Over one billion people smoke cigarettes regularly. In the world, 5.4 million people died of smoking cigarettes in 2010.
From cervical cancer to breast cancer, cancer is a disease that is known all over the world. According to a study done by Sean Khozin, MD, MPH, the total number of deaths so far in the US from all types of cancer in 2011 is estimated to be almost 600,000 (300,430 men and 271,520 women) and over 1.5 million people were diagnosed with cancer in 2011 (822,300 men and 774,370 women). Cancer is a deadly disease that has some very serious effects on a person both physically and mentally. Cancer can result in a simple surgery that may take only a couple days, or a life changing struggle that leaves someone so fatigued and tired that it makes them want to give up. It will put fear in anyone's eyes and will devastate even the strongest of people, but cancer can also bring out the courageousness in a person to fight this disease.