HISTORY OF CANCER Oldest documented case of cancer- Egypt (1500 B.C) Cancer-come from the father of medicine- Hippocrates Breast cancer (a type of genetic disorder) has been affecting humans for thousands of years. Jean Louis Petit and Benjamin Bell were the first surgeons to take out lymph nodes, breast tissue, and underlying chest muscle. Research from 18 th century was later carried out to the 19 th century.
SYMPTOMS OF CANCER Fever Fast-Breathing abnormal lung sounds weakness aches rashes. Symptoms of Breast Cancer swelling of parts of the breast lumps skin irritation
CAUSE OF CANCER cigarette smoking sun and UV exposure genetics (however not all types of cancer are linked to genes) Possibly environmental factors Normal cells- Follow a course of growth, cell division, and death. Cancerous cells- do not follow the same path as normal cells. Cause of Colon Cancer People who get diagnosed with cancer are 90% people over the age of 50 Obesity People who smoke tobacco
COMMONNESS OF CANCER Very common Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Cancer kills about every one out of every four Americans. Teenagers and adults between the ages of 15 to 39 are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer. Commonness of Colon Cancer and Breast Cancer Colon cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer. Breast cancer is more common in females
TREATMENTS AND RESEARCH The treatment for Cancer depends on the type or form of the cancer. (Chemotherapy/Radiation/Gene Therapy/Surgery) Curability depends on how much has spread throughout the body. If cancer has spread throughout the body, then it is hard to cure. No known cure as of now. Researchers are hoping to find one soon.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT CANCER Smoking causes an estimated 90% of Lung Cancer. Those who get less than six hours of sleep are more likely to develop Colon cancer. One in eight deaths in the world are because of Cancer. Cancer has the ability to spread to other parts of the body. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States.
QUIZ1) True or False: Cancer is 100% of the time curable.2) True or False: Researchers have found a cure to Cancer.3) Which of the following is NOT a possible treatment for cancer? A) Chemotherapy B) Radiation C) Surgery D) Religious Views4) Where was the oldest documented case of cancer? A) France B) Europe C) Egypt D) United States5) Who is the father of medicine (also the person who came up with the name cancer)? A) Aristotle B) Hippocrates C) Hippasus D) Plato