Essays Tagged: "cancer cells"

Skin Cancer. 'The Dangers of Wanting a Dark Tan.'

, every time you go out into the sun with unprotected skin you are putting yourself at risk of skin cancer. Most people don't think about it, but with today's pollution and deteriorating ozone, skin c ... skin cancer is becoming ever more prevalent. There are currently 32,000 cases of Melanoma, or skin cancer, in the United States today. The startling fact is that it is growing at a rate of 4.3% a yea ...

(2 pages) 67 0 3.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Skin Cancer

Of all different kinds of cancer, skin cancer is one of the most commonlydiagnosed cancers in the United States. Skin cancer i ... r is one of the most commonlydiagnosed cancers in the United States. Skin cancer is a disease which cancer cells arefound on the outer layers of the skin. Your skin protects the body from heat, infect ... has twolayers and several different kinds of cells. With a certain lifestyle these cells can becomecancerous.(Prodigy Web Browser: An Introduction to skin Cancer {NET}, 1997)Melanoma is associated wi ...

(3 pages) 91 0 3.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Environmental Causes of Cancer This essay was written over various environmental causes of cancer, their incidence rates, and other related information.

Environmental Causes of CancerThe term cancer does not refer to one specific disease, but rather to a large group of disease ... ops when cells in a part of the body begin to grow out of control. Although there are many kinds of cancer, they all start because of the uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells. These cancer cells de ... ll of the cells' activities. Although people can inherit damaged DNA, (which accounts for inherited cancers) most of the time a person's DNA becomes damaged due to environmental causes. Environmental ...

(7 pages) 177 0 4.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

What is cancer and why/how does it kill? How do chemotherapeutic agents work? Why does chemotherapy, itself, cause health problems?

Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth and the spread of abnormal cells ... bnormal cells caused by a mutation or defect in the genetic material of a cell. If one cell becomes cancerous then all cells that arise from that abnormal cell will also be cancerous. These abnormal c ... ction.Chemotherapeutic agents are administered to try to slow or stop halt the growth and spread of cancerous cells. They work by causing damage to the DNA of the cancer cells, stopping the cancer cel ...

(1 pages) 51 0 4.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Every thing you need to know about breast cancer

IntroductionBreast cancer is only one of 200 different types of cancer. It is considered a woman's disease but both men ... t both men and women have the disease.Every year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Twelve percent of all women will get the disease and 3.5% of them will die. Breast cancer is ... f them will die. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women who are 40 to 55 years old.Cancer occurs when cells divide uncontrollably. Cells keep dividing even though new cells are not ne ...

(8 pages) 161 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Lung Cancer.

Although lung cancer is the number one cause of death in the US, many Americans still do not realize its significa ... ericans still do not realize its significance and how to prevent from being a victim. To understand cancer, it is useful have an idea of how cancerous cells reproduce. Typical cells grow and produce n ... ors. These tumors are classified into 2 categories: benign and malignant. The benign tumors are not cancer, they do not spread throughout the body and most of the time can be removed. Malignant tumors ...

(7 pages) 102 0 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Find an explanation to how cancer started. i took the proof that exists today of how cancer may have started and explained how joseph, son of jacob, could be responsible for it.

Joseph, Son of Jacob and Father of DeathWhat causes cancer? This is a very difficult question to answer. During the past centuries, billion of dollars h ... e time and money spent, no definite answer exists. There is, however, a clear understanding of what cancer is and its history. With today's clear understanding of cancer and its history, Joseph, son o ... rapid during the early years of the body and tends to slow down as the body ages ("History"). When cancer lives in any of these cells, uncontrollable cell growth occurs ("Causes"). For some reason, t ...

(5 pages) 52 1 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Legalize marijuana use

lungs and heart but its positive effects exceed its negatives. Marijuana has been proven to hinder cancer cells and relaxes your body and mind. Today's society is becoming more stressful and violent ... THC or tetrahydrocloride, the active chemical in Marijuana, has recently been discovered to hinder cancer cells from growing. A study by Manuel Guzman of Madrid Spain discovered that Cannabinoids, or ...

(7 pages) 86 0 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol


The term chemotherapy describes treatment with a type of drug that acts by stopping the growth of cancer cells and preventing their spread to other parts of the body. Chemotherapy is often given in ... he bloodstream, that needs to always looked at. All chemotherapy drugs cause tiredness (fatigue) to cancer patients.A type of chemotherapy drug is known as Doxorubicin. Doxorubicin is used widely in t ...

(2 pages) 34 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Whats the difference between a cancer cell and a normal cell

Cancer is a genetic disease requiring a series of change. Carcinogenesis is the development of cance ... lls and they have characteristics that can be associated with their ability to grow uncontrollably. Cancer cells are non-specialized, and divide uncontrollably. Cancer in situ is a tumor located in it ... ocated in its place of origin. Malignant tumors establish new tumor distant from the primary tumors.Cancer cells characteristics distinguish them from normal cells. They have abnormal nuclei with many ...

(2 pages) 13264 0 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biochemistry


s that result from fusion of two different cells", for example when normal blood cells are fused to cancer cells they produce huge amounts of antibodies which help our body to fight against the diseas ... . Some of the chemicals are viruses, drugs, hormones, and disease causing microorganisms, suspected cancer causing chemicals. (Britannica Standard Edition 2002 CD ROM). Due to the use of these chemica ...

(3 pages) 27 0 4.6 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


from pathogenic (disease-causing) microorganisms; like parasites, fungi, bacteria, viruses and from cancer cells. All of these infectious microorganisms can cause damage and if let unchecked they can ... ystems is called the cellular immune response which is more effective against unidentified tissues, cancer cells, fungi, and parasites. The other system is called the humoral immune response which def ...

(4 pages) 41 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Science Essays

"Study Suggests Akt3 Protein Is Key to Melanoma's Resistance to Chemotherapy"-Article Review

y be the reason that melanoma is resistant to chemotherapy. The Akt3 protein reduced the chances of cancer cells to respond to signals that would cause them to expire. The protein PTEN ensures that da ... cells can inhibit PTEN. PTEN regulates Akt3 and when PTEN is inhibited, Akt3 accumulates and allows cancer cells to survive. Akt proteins have been found in various cancer cells. Gavin B. Robertson, w ...

(1 pages) 37 2 2.7 May/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Possible Cancer Treatments.

1. Radiations (it treats many types of cancer)Radiation therapy--also called radiotherapy--is a highly targeted, highly effective way to de ... nt the regular radiation given to the whole area.- Risks (after surgery):The radiation used to kill cancer in your body can also damage normal cells, and you will feel the impact of this. Just as the ... iation are gradual, you'll find a gradual onset of side effects.Also it involves a lot of stress in cancer patients and is expensive.Skin Reactions:The most annoying and uncomfortable side effects of ...

(7 pages) 119 0 4.5 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

An Overview of Cancer

Cancer is a scary word. Almost everyone knows someone who got very sick or died from cancer. Most of ... Patrick Adams and Norman Holland, they states that if we live long enough, we are all going to get cancer. Knowing of cancer and knowing the cancer-causing factors will help people have a better know ... isease, so they can prevent themselves from this incurable disease.According to, cancer is actually a group of many related diseases that all have to do with cells. Cells are the ve ...

(2 pages) 81 3 3.3 Jan/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Allotropes of Carbon

ial medical use in the belief that they can be put into specific antibiotics to target bacteria and cancer cells.Another allotrope of carbon is carbon nanotubes. They have a cylindrical or circular cy ...

(3 pages) 9 0 3.0 May/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Marketing Issues Of Alcohol

ss days of research and many dollars later, scientists have finally developed the cure to solve the cancer puzzle. This was after an exhausted effort to contain a type of cancer that was multiplying a ... e the early 1960's and now more than a century later, we have stumbled on a cure that will help the cancer maintain itself and avoid the cancer cell multiplication. These cancer cells that we are born ...

(23 pages) 123 0 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Lung cancer 3

Cancer Today it seems that their is nothing that won't give you cancer and nothing that cant ... day. It seems that every time a new bit of information comes out in the fight to find a cure; a new cancer causing item is found. In the following pages I will discuss what cancer is, where is comes f ... ound. In the following pages I will discuss what cancer is, where is comes from, a specific kind of cancer and what can be done to treat it.In the minds of many cancer is a death sentence but with tec ...

(6 pages) 20 0 3.5 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Mitosis in cancerous cells

Mitosis in cancerous cells Mitosis, the process in which a cell undergoes nuclear division, is one of the four ... . Very often a cell loses its regulation, and begins replicating out of control, that is it becomes cancerous.Abnormal cell growth is often known as cancer. During which, cancer cells do not respond n ... essively, invade other tissues and, if unchecked, can kill the whole organism. Researchers studying cancer cells in culture have found that they do not respond to the normal signals that stop growth s ...

(6 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Anthrax, Cure For Cancer

NEWS ARTICLE WORLD WEEKLY NEWS "ONE MANS POISON..." 4-20-02 This article shows one mans theory of a cancer killing toxin, called Anthrax.This anthrax is engineered to go after cells that represent can ... ll not only help in our countries fight against anthrax, but further enhansments towards a cure for cancer. This article could effect every person who has cancer, because this could lead to the cure, ...

(1 pages) 462 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry