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Project Cancer

  1. 1. Cancer By: Byron Pritchett
  2. 2. DiscoveryCancer was most likely discovered betweenthe 15th and 18th centuries. No one knowsexactly because their are many different typesof cancer.
  3. 3. Different types of CancerThe University of Utah says some of the mostcommon types of cancer are: Prostate, Breast,Lung & Bronchus, and Colon/Rectum.
  4. 4. WHAT IS CANCER?Cancer is when a cell gets mutated and growsuncontrollably. This can be caused by genetics, inheritedover time or environmental. By definition cancer is anuncontrolled division of abnormal cells in different partsof the body. Cancer is also known as Malignant Neoplasm.
  5. 5. Signs of CancerThere are many different signs of cancerbecause it is caused many different reasonsfor cancer. Simple signs are: extremely highfever, rash in unusual places, sore throat, andfatigue. Cancer Symptoms
  6. 6. TreatmentSome most common treatment for cancer are:radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery(removal of the tumor). Cancer treatment cancause many different problems in the long run;however, it does not mean that it will happen toeveryone who is diagnosed with cancer.
  7. 7. Prevention● Stop smoking or being around smoke● Cover skin; protective clothing● Fruits & Veggies are a must● Limit red meat/ animal fat● Less alcohol consumption● Exercise more that usual (keep at it)● Know your family history● Get tested!(both for HIV and Cancer Screening)● More Info.
  8. 8. How to get tested for Cancer?The main way you get tested for cancer is: Screening.Screening gives no symptoms but gives doctors a chanceto see what is going on.Neolife says that people 20 and over should start gettingscreened but it is recommended that people over 40should get screened regularly. More Info.
  9. 9. Who Had Cancer?3. Nelson MandelaThis Nobel Peace Prize winner did not just haveto battle with the cause of apartheid andimprisonment but also had to deal withmicroscopic prostate cancer in the year 2001. A7-week radiation therapy helped him fightcancer.

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