Essays Tagged: "Brain tumor"

Gene Therapy

A story recently ran in the Washington Post Health section. It was about a 15 year old girl who has brain cancer, name Becca Lilly. She underwent gene therapy six months ago to try and destroy the tum ... six months ago to try and destroy the tumor. No other patient had ever received gene therapy for a brain tumor before. The doctors knew that the odds of her surviving were not very good, but they wen ...

(3 pages) 78 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

The Nine-Year-Old He Carried: Linda's role in Tim O'Brien's They Things They Carried.

that Tim O'Brien knew when he was in fourth grade. He loved Linda, but unfortunately, she died of a brain tumor. Many don't understand why the author included this section in the book. Linda died long ... well. They are both brave in their own circumstances. Linda loses her hair due to treatment for her brain tumor and continues to go to school. She simply covers her head with a red hat. The other chil ...

(6 pages) 186 1 4.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Edgar allan poe bio...its really good

tion). He got support from a parent like figure to him named Jane Stith Standard, but she died of a brain tumor when he was fifteen years old. More of a parent to him than Elizabeth Poe or Mrs. Allan, ...

(4 pages) 180 2 4.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

"Epilepsy", What is Epilepsy, how does one get epilepsy, what are the different types of Epilpsy, and what are the causes.

Background:Epilepsy is also referred to as seizure disorder; it is a chronic brain disorder that briefly interrupts the normal electrical activity of the brain to cause seizures ... fusion, sudden fear, or loss of consciousness. Epilepsy may be a result from a head injury, stroke, brain tumor, lead poisoning, or genetic conditions. An interesting fact about epilepsy is that in ov ... Seizures:A person has a seizure when there is an abnormal discharge of electrical energy in certain brain cells. The discharge spreads to nearby cells, and the effect may be loss of consciousness, inv ...

(4 pages) 110 1 4.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

"Games such as football are not only dangerous but also a waste of time" What do you think?

. When the game becomes too competitive, the athletes may use too much steroids. This could lead to brain tumor. Being an athlete, they are prone to accidents and injuries. However, football is also a ... ser uses too much that he becomes addicted. The addiction is so overwhelming that it may even cause brain tumor. Gas chromatography can be done to ensure that taking steroids does not occur. But becau ...

(2 pages) 21 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The Importance of Linda in "The Things They Carried"

uces Linda, a nine-year-old girl he claims he was in love with as a child, who eventually died of a brain tumor. One might ask why the author chose to work in this childhood experience into a novel ab ... nts that are very harsh and challenging, especially at such a young age. Linda is struggling with a brain tumor, which ultimately kills her, while the men of Alpha Company are struggling with their fe ...

(4 pages) 62 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Evaluation of To Kill A Mockingbird By, Harper Lee

, but that's not what makes her special. Five years ago Gigie was diagnosed with a life threatening brain tumor, and at that time the doctors only gave her two years to live. During these past few yea ...

(5 pages) 14 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Business proposal:Financial Support for Upgrading of Hospital

nancial ManagerUnited Bankby Lacel Lee & Eugenia LimFinancial Planning Consultants21 July, 2003"Brain tumours are the most deadly of all childhood cancers" (Boy, 2003). Our main concern for resear ... the most deadly of all childhood cancers" (Boy, 2003). Our main concern for research into pediatric brain tumours is to improve outcome for children by doing intensive study of the different types of ...

(4 pages) 133 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Angiopotein-1 Alongside VEGF Plays a Pivotal Role in Glomeruloid Body Formation.

induced by VEGF alone.BackgroundGlioblastoma Multiforme is a Highly Invasive and Lethal Astrocytoma Brain tumours represent one of the most rapidly progressive and universally fatal neoplasms of all c ... les1. It is estimated that in 2003, 2450 people (1350 males and 1000 females) developed new primary brain cancers in Canada, causing 900 deaths in men and 700 deaths in women. Approximately 44% of the ...

(40 pages) 55 0 4.2 Aug/2005

Subjects: Science Essays

Dangers On Cellular Phones

mally bothered and frustrated. Things like these can created accidents and even death.The chance of brain tumors is also increases with the use of cellular phones. Radiation is extremely hazardous to ... us to cell phone users. Radiation from cell phones might make it easier for poison to seep into the brain. Microwave radiation from cell phones can open the safety barrier that is needed to protect th ...

(2 pages) 62 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Critical Analysis Of Leadership

amily was also involved with her care. Soon after Mrs. X's operation, she was diagnosed with brain cancer. The primary doctor taking care of Mrs. X chose not to tell the patient of her d ...

(1 pages) 784 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Anything Is Possible

some testing. "What kind of tests are they doing?" I asked. "There is what looks like a mass on his brain, and he needs another MRI," she explained. I thought that everything would be ok; just figured ... and it would be a false alarm. Three days later, the results came back, and Matt was diagnosed with brain cancer. He had a tumor on his brain. Why would a thirteen year old have brain cancer? I could ...

(5 pages) 669 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Seeing is believing

had (Heide Banks 50-52). Therapist had taught cancer patient Garrett Porter, a nine-year old with a brain tumor, visualization techniques. Garrett had decided he would imagine rocket ships attacking t ... he would imagine rocket ships attacking the tumor. Several months later, all Garrett saw was normal brain in his imagery and a CAT scan had showed the tumor to be entirely gone (Bernie Siegel 154-155) ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

What My Brain Couldn't Tell Me

What My Brain Couldn’t Tell Me        As of October 26, 1996, my life changed forevermore ... 1996, my life changed forevermore. On that afternoon, my neurologist told me that I had a massive brain tumor and had to undergo surgery immediately. For the next six hours, I had test after test p ... his helped the doctor decide where he was going to enter and how he was going to maneuver inside my brain. In order to do this, I had six different MRI’s, four different CT scans, and three EEG’s ...

(3 pages) 17 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Legalization of Marijuana For Medical Use

t his clients are law-abiding citizens who need medicalmarijuana to survive. One of the women has a brain tumor she says that she has tried dozens of medicationsbefore turning to marijuana to ease her ...

(2 pages) 27 0 3.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Risk Associated With Cell Phones

Risk Associated With Cell PhonesAs a result of several clusters of brain tumors, the question of cell phones causing cancer has attracted a lot of public attention. Al ... cell phones. In the balance, judicious use of handheld digital cell phones is likely not a risk for brain tumors, but where possible hands-free use is advisable. Also, for reasons that go well beyond ... t about proximity to cell phone towers.It is true that RF energy from cell phones can penetrate the brain through the skull. This RF energy is insufficient to break chemical bonds or damage DNA, even ...

(5 pages) 30 0 0.0 Jun/2010

Subjects: Science Essays

Overcoming Obstacles

way people perceive her mother. She recalls a time when her mother took a CT scan which revealed a brain tumor. During another visit to the hospital , her mother received the results, in which the ho ...

(7 pages) 2 0 0.0 Dec/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology


(2 pages) 2 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide


(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Voluntary Euthanasia

nt to die. Brittany Maynard was a 29 year old who was diagnosed with grade II Astrocytoma, a severe brain tumor. Doctors told her she only had 10 years to live. After initial diagnosis the doctors sai ... gnosis the doctors said her cancer had progressed to Giloblastoma multiforme, the deadliest form of brain cancer. After treatment the average life expectancy was only 14 months. Brittany stated, "When ...

(2 pages) 0 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues