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  • Melanoma Skin Cancer
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    Many people think that is it possible to achieve a "healthy tan", but this thought has been proven wrong. Overexpose to UV-A and UV-B rays from the sun lead to premature aging of the skin, as well as the possible formation of skin cancer, know as melanoma. An appearance of a tan is actually a stage of burning and damage to the skin. Although a tan may be desirable to many, the fact remains that more people need to be educated on the dangers of the sun's harmful rays, and the possible health comp...
  • Risk Factors For Cervical Cancer
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    Joseph Bon acci University of Pittsburgh Titusville Dr. Nancy Tress Non Majors Biology November 11, 2001 Cancer Fewer than ten percent of most cancers are thought to be due to strong hereditary factors. Many physicians believe that prevention is the best way to effectively tackle cancer. One of those factors in prevention is the individual knowing their family history so that they can develop an awareness of their families' cancer lineage. Other factors are a balanced diet, not smoking, moderate...
  • Great Majority Of Lung Cancer Cases
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    The American Cancer Society estimates that 177,000 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed annually in the United States of America. The estimation in sex is 112,200 men and in women the estimation is 81,700, with a 5-year mortality rate of approximately 85%, more than 164,000 of these individuals will eventually die from the disease. More than 540,000 will die this year of cancer (nearly 1,500) per day. The 1 - year relative survival rate for lung cancer has risen from 32% in 1973 to 41% in the ...
  • Colon Cancer And Rectal Cancer
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    Colon Cancer What is the disease? Colon and rectal cancer develop in the digestive tract, which is also called the gastrointestinal, or GI, tract. The digestive system processes food for energy and rids the body of solid waste matter (fecal matter or stool). Colon cancer and rectal cancer have many features in common. Sometimes they are referred to together as colo rectal cancer. Over 95% of colo rectal cancers are ad. These are cancers of the glandular cells that line the inside of the colon an...
  • Antitoxins Like Vitamin E
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    Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin found in vegetable oil, nuts, leafy green vegetables and whole-wheat flour. Vitamin E is an antitoxin that protects your cells against the potentially damaging byproducts of your body's metabolism. The daily amount of Vitamin E that should taken by a healthy adult is 15 mg or 22 IU (International Units). Vitamin E does many good things for our body. It promotes normal growth and development in younger individuals. It acts as an anti-blood clotting agent, which ...
  • Increased Risk For Developing Lung Cancer
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    Mesothelioma is a very rare form of lung cancer that starts in the mesothelium. The mesothelium is made up of parietal and visceral membranes, thin layers of tissue, which surround organs and body cavities, such as the lungs or abdomen. The visceral membrane immediately surrounds the organ, and the parietal membrane is a sac covering the visceral membrane. The visceral and parietal membranes that make up the mesothelium. This fluid helps organs move easily among surrounding structures. In the ca...
  • Exposure Level Of The Carcinogenic Pollutant
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    Pollution has become a major issue over the years because it contaminates the Earth's environment and affects human health. While some environmental pollution is a result of natural causes such as volcanic eruptions, most is caused by human activities. The increase of various types of pollution has made cancer pollutant more prevalent among the people, raising the risk of getting cancer. After being exposed to theses pollutants, the effects may be immediate or delayed. Some of the delayed effect...
  • Hpv Cervical Cancer
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    HPV & 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...
  • Risk Of Heart Disease
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    In this study, I investigate the affects that running has on reducing the risk of some health problems. I am doing this because I run about 40 to 60 miles per week, and my family has a history of health problems. For instance, my grandfather suffered a heart attack, and he also had cancer when he was about the age of 50. Furthermore, my grandfather, on my dad's side of the family, has also had triple bi-pass heart surgery from a heart attack he has had recently. Here, I present information from ...
  • Elevated Levels Of Indoor Radon
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    RADON IN NEW JERSEY From the beginning, life has evolved in the presence of natural background ionizing radiation. There are three principal types and sources of radiation that occur on earth. The first of which are cosmic rays, which impinge on the Earth from outer space. The second is from terrestrial radiation, which are released by the disintegration of radium, thorium, uranium, and other radioactive minerals in the Earth's crust. Finally, there is internal radiation, which are emitted by th...
  • Risk Of Heart Disease And Cancer
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    In Hey Men, Get Healthy! by Holly McCord, RD (McCord holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. and a master's degree in nutrition from Immaculate College. She completed her dietetic training at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mawr, Penn.) and Gloria McVeigh (Assistant Nutrition Editor) authors of such other articles as "Way Beyond Low Fat" and "Fast Tips for Savvy Eaters", the authors challenge Men to improve their diet and lifestyle to prolong their life ...
  • High Risk Of Stomach Cancer
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    Introduction Cancer develops when certain body cells grow uncontrollably. Normal body cells grow, divide, and die in an orderly, systematic way. In an adult stage body, while most body cells divide to replace dying cells and to repair injuries, cancer cells continue to grow and divide instead of dying. They continue to live and to form new abnormal cells. There are many kinds of cancers, but they all start the same way, by out-of control growth of abnormal cells ("What is Cancer?" ). According t...
  • Time In The Tanning Bed
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    Skin cancer and Tanning beds Despite being one of the most preventable cancers, skin cancer is also the most common cancer in the United States, accounting for almost half of all cancers and more than 1 million Americans will be diagnosed with non melanomas in 2002, and about 53,600 will be diagnosed with melanoma (web). It's a scary thought and yet some people still risk it just because our society says that tan is beautiful. I used to be one of those people. My freshman year in high school the...
  • Greater Their Risk Of Developing Colorectal Cancer
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    Colorectal Cancer, malignancy of the large intestine, the lower portion of the intestinal tract, which consists of the colon and rectum. Although colon cancer can occur in any segment of the colon, it is most common in the sigmoid colon, the section closest to the rectum. The American Cancer Society estimates that 95,000 new cases of colon cancer and 35,000 cases of rectal cancer are diagnosed annually in the United States. An estimated 47,900 people with colon cancer and 8,700 with rectal cance...

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