The film also points out that processed food could trigger cancer cells to reproduce and to prevent reproduction plant based diet was recommended. Therefore changing to a plant-based diet improves health, saves money and reduces medication which can eventually can save
In my opinion, a disease that can be controlled by just keeping yourself healthy, should not be a leading cause of death. Unfortunately, cancer is becoming more common in the United states. According to cancer.gov, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer with about 235,000 new cases expected in the United states in 2014. This is shocking to me that in just one year, that many cases of just one type of cancer can be found. Chronic lower respiratory diseases are the third leading causes of death.
Of those, more than 300 non-smokers will die of lung cancer and at least 700 non-smokers will die of coronary heart disease caused by exposure to second-hand smoke. This number is five times more than the number of Canadians who die from traffic injuries, alcohol abuse, murder and suicide combined. Picture a tobacco free society where smoking is outlawed! What are the chances of that happening? Likely impossible but there has to be a small possibility of preventing people from smoking.
Colon Cancer Risk Assessment Steven L. McClain SCI/162 December 17, 2011 Jessica Broome Colon Cancer Risk Assessment Colon cancer also known as colorectal cancer is cancer of large intestine, which is the lower part of the digestive system. Colon cancer usually begins as small non-cancerous bumps (adenomatous polyps) and over time can become cancerous. According to the Center for Disease Control (2010)“Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the third most common cancer in men and in women.” Also the Center for Disease Control states that “the risk of getting colorectal cancer increases with age and is greater in men than in women.” (Center for Disease Control, 2010). The following information was retrieved from the Mayo Clinic Some signs of colon cancer are: • A change in bowel habits such as diarrhea or constipation. • Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool.
Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer, with nearly 90% of patients dying within 2 years of diagnosis, in large part because it tends to be diagnosed late (Gulyn and Youssef, 2010). Signs and Symptoms Initial presentation of lung cancer, regardless of gender, tend to be nonspecific, as a chronic or new cough in 65% to 75% of cases, with 25% or more having a productive cough (Yoder, 2006). Since lung cancer often occurs in central airways it can also present as pneumonia and lymph enlargement; hemoptysis will occur in 20% to 30% of patients. Other symptoms include dyspnea , with 60% of patients developing it early and 65% developing it at some time during their illness (Yoder, 2006). About 50% of patients present initially with chest pain (Yoder, 2006).
We have one of the worst adolescent suicide rates in the world. On average 294 youths die from suicide in a year. These rates have tripled since 1970. For every completed suicide there are an estimated 30 – 50 attempts. Suicide affects 1 in 13 Canadians.
Nearly 47 million Americans, or 16 percent of the population, were without health insurance in 2005, the latest government data available (DeNavas-Walt). In 2005, nearly one in 20 people between the ages of 18 and 64 said they were unable to get necessary prescription drugs during the past 23 months due to cost (National Center for Health Statistics, 2007). National surveys show that the primary reason people are uninsured is the high cost of health insurance coverage (The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Employee Benefits: 2007). Unfortunately, even the insured are feeling a burden of health care costs.
Attention Getter: A shocking statistic: Did you know that smoking is the most preventable cause of disease and premature death in America? In 2012, about 577,190 Americans are expected to die of cancer,more than 1,500 people a day. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease,accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. (American Cancer Society) B. Thesis Statement: Breaking the habit of smoking is the right way to go because smoking is not only harmful for you but it is also harmful to the people around you. II.
Affects of secondhand smoke includes: heart disease, cancer, and asthma. “Each year in the United States alone, it is responsible for: an estimated 46,000 deaths from heart disease in people who are current nonsmokers, about 3,400 nonsmoking adults die of lung cancer as a result of breathing secondhand smoke, and worse asthma or asthma related problems in up to 1 million asthmatic children” (American Cancer Society, 2011, para. 11). Most smokers do not realize how much their smoking affects those around them, until they lose someone close to them from secondhand smoke or if you have children that stay sick due to smoke. There are a lot of bad chemicals in cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Of the 7,000 chemicals in just one cigarette, 250 chemicals are toxic to one’s health...whether it be the smoker or the bystander breathing in the sidestream smoke. 69 chemicals of those 250 are known to cause cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, “approximately 3,000 lung cancer deaths occur each year among adult nonsmokers in the United States as a result of exposure to secondhand smoke”. This statistic derives from the fact that “sidestream smoke has higher concentrations of cancer-causing agents (carcinogens)…” (“Secondhand Smoke” par 1). In a general gist, secondhand smoke can put an individual at risk of cancer even if they have never smoked a day in their entire life.