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Individual Woman's Breast Cancer Risk
443 wordsProbability of Breast Cancer A National Cancer Institute (NCI) report estimates that about 1 in 8 women in the United States (approximately 13.3 percent) will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. This estimate is based on cancer rates from 1997 through 1999, as reported in NCI's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program publication SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1973-1999. This publication presents estimates of the risk of developing breast cancer in 10-, 20-, and 30-year i...
Greater Chance Of Developing Skin Cancer
1,101 words1 Melanoma is the one of the rarest forms of skin cancer, yet the most life threatening. Most people consider a tan an attractive, healthy looking feature. About 30% of melanoma appears on a mole. The rest get started on normal skin that's exposed to sunlight. Melamcytes is the body's pigment cells. They usually do good, but in some causes they can be deadly. They give skin its natural color and when struck by the sun, darken and protect the skin. They also come together and form moles. UV rays ...
Development Of Prostate Cancer
983 wordsProstate cancer is cancer of the prostate gland. The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. This gland is locates inside the body at the base of the penis, just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It is composed of the glandular and fibrous tissue enclosed in a capsule of connective tissue. The prostate is in the shape of a donut and about the size of a walnut. It surrounds the first inch or so of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder. Normal functions of...
Increased Risk Of Developing Melanoma
541 wordsThe word melanoma comes from the Greek words, melas (black) and -oma (tumour). It is a very serious cancer that most often occurs in the skin and less frequently in the eye or in the lining of the nose, mouth, or genitals. Melanoma begins in melanocytes, cells that make a pigment called melanin. Both light- and dark-skinned people have melanin, which gives colour to the skin, hair, and parts of the eye. The skin is the largest organ in the body, so it isn't surprising that skin cancer is the mos...
Hpv Cervical Cancer
2,643 wordsHPV & Cervical Cancer - What Every Woman Should Know I was eighteen years old when I had my first abnormal pap smear. I received a call from my OB / GYN's office and was informed that I had the Human Papilloma Virus show up on my pap smear. This was the first pap smear I had ever had, and I was terrified. The news got worse. I researched this virus and learned that it was actually a sexually transmitted disease that could either cause cervical cancer, or genital warts! I didn't understand, I had...
Lower People's Risk Of Developing Cancer
540 wordsDiet and Cancer... What is the Link? Today we know that too much of a certain type of foods can have harmful effects on our health and well-being and we are learning that diseases such as cancer are caused in part by our dietary choices. In the 1950's scientists discovered relationship between diet and coronary heart disease, the nations number one killer. In the last 15 year a link between cancer and diet has been discovered by scientists. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS), an organization...
Cancer Of The Colon And Rectum
455 wordsThe colon and rectum are part of the large intestine (bowel). Colon and rectum cancers, which are sometimes referred to together as " colo rectal cancer,' usually grow in the lining of the large intestine. Cancer of the Colon and Rectum is the third most common cancer in adults and accounts for 11% of all cancer deaths. Other types of cancer that can grow in the large intestine include lymphomas, melanomas or sarcomas. Alternative names for Cancer is; Colorectal cancer; Intestinal cancer; Bowel ...
Endless Possibilities To The Advancements Nanotechnology
2,092 wordsTechnology Innovation Would you ever think that one day super computing devices will be small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, or watching a piece of plastic recovering itself after a cut though it? Well, in the world of nanotechnology, this dream is within reach. Nanotechnology is advancing at an incredible rate and is paving the way for technology advancement in the future. Nanotechnology is nothing new. It has been around in the minds of scientists for decades, and is most easily descr...
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