Cancer

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Cancer

  1. 1. WHAT IS CANCER? WHAT CAUSES CANCER? • • Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth. There are over 100 different types of cancer, and each is classified by the type of cell that is initially affected. Cancer is ultimately the result of cells that uncontrollably grow and do not die. Normal cells in the body follow an orderly path of growth, division, and death. Programmed cell death is called apoptosis, and when this process breaks down, cancer begins to form. Unlike regular cells, cancer cells do not experience programmatic death and instead continue to grow and divide. This leads to a mass of abnormal cells that grows out of control.
  2. 2. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF CANCER • Cancer is a group of diseases that can cause almost any sign or symptom. The signs and symptoms will depend on where the cancer is, how big it is, and how much it affects the organs or tissues. If a cancer has spread (metastasized), signs or symptoms may appear in different parts of the body. • As cancer grows, it can begin to push on nearby organs, blood vessels, and nerves. This pressure causes some of the signs and symptoms of cancer. If the cancer is in a critical area, such as certain parts of the brain, even the smallest tumor can cause symptoms. • But sometimes cancer starts in places where it will not cause any signs or symptoms until it has grown quite large.
  3. 3. WHAT IS A PREVENTABLE CANCER? • • Research suggests that only five percent of cancers are hereditary. That means the non-inherited causes of cancer — the lifestyle choices we make, the foods we eat, and our physical activity levels — have a direct impact on our overall cancer risk. The American Cancer Society reports that half of all men and one-third of all women will develop cancer in their lifetimes. Do what you can to avoid becoming a part of these statistics.
  4. 4. COMMON CANCERS • Bladder Cancer • Breast Cancer • Lung Cancer • Prostate Cancer • Leukemia • Kidney Cancer
  5. 5. YOUTUBE VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_wRpa2b5XI
  6. 6. CANCER TYPES DATA 300,000 250,000 200,000 150,000 100,000 50,000 0 Estimated Deaths Estimated New Cases
  7. 7. PODCAST LINK http://bcove.me/z8ijhcum
  8. 8. BIBLIOGRAPHY Prevent Cancer Foundation http://preventcancer.org/ Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium http://www.cancer.net National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov

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