Essays Tagged: "cancer patients"

Medicinal Marijuana

ternal pressure of the eyes of glaucoma patients, and to prevent the "wasting syndrome" in AIDS and cancer patients ("Marijuana for the Sick" A10). As an alternative to using actual marijuana, modern ... tinel 1/30/97 3A). In addition to that, a Harvard study showed that nearly 44% of doctors who treat cancer patients in the American Medical Association, a group officially opposed to marijuana, have a ...

(5 pages) 143 0 4.7 Apr/1997

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

Nuclear Legacy

ow we use them. In the field of medicine, some benefit from radiationinclude, radiation therapy for cancer patients. Not all uses of radiation prove to bebeneficial. Many use the power of the atom for ...

(4 pages) 67 1 4.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Atmospheric Sciences


Cancer is a major killer of people all around the globe. We do not have a definite cure,but the amou ... e disease costs on the average of $1.2 billion dollarsannually, and $20 billion annually in care of cancer patients.What is Cancer?Cancer is a broad ranging term that is used by many people, including ... s a broad ranging term that is used by many people, including medicalprofessionals such as doctors. Cancer, in its most fatal and aggressive form, is of a larger class of diseases known as neoplasms. ...

(11 pages) 152 1 3.4 Mar/1994

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Marijuana: Marvelous Medicine.

or medical reasons.In few states, this legal drug has shown to ease pain in seriously ill patients. Cancer and AIDS patients face severe pain throughout their bodies and must learn to cope with the sl ... to ease pain but it also relieves nausea among sick patients. Chemotherapy, part of the process for cancer patients, can extremely upset the stomach and cause nausea. Thus, causing patients to feel we ...

(2 pages) 47 0 3.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Benefits of legalizing Marijuana

use of marijuana in the medical field can help many people in many ways. Marijuana has helped many cancer patients deal with the side effects of chemotherapy. These side effects include nausea and vo ...

(4 pages) 227 3 3.9 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Marijuana in the United States- Should we legalize marijuana?

emaciation; glaucoma sufferers who have used marijuana said it has prevented them from going blind. Cancer patients, for whom it alleviates the severe nausea that is often accompanies chemotherapy and ... the medical use marijuana; marijuana can be a drug of necessity in the treatment of AIDS, glaucoma, cancer and multiple sclerosis. ''Many agencies, which are anti marijuana such as Drug Enforcement Ag ...

(3 pages) 403 6 4.0 Oct/2003

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

Medicinal Marijuana essay, and sample expiriment using three groups.

ranging from depression, arthritis, strained aching muscles, pain and mental relief from suffering cancer patients, glaucoma, and the list goes on and on. There are more uses that the doctors come up ...

(3 pages) 37 0 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Strengths and weaknesses of aversion therapy

Strengths*Many cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy that nauseate them develop food aversions. As a result, the ...

(1 pages) 30 0 1.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Flirting With Disaster: The OxyContin Epidemic In The U.S.

and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1995. OxyContin is a Schedule II narcotic used for pain relief in cancer patients and chronic pain sufferers (1). The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 was implemente ... 6). When Purdue presented the drug to the FDA, it was to be marketed for chronic pain sufferers and cancer patients. However, in their marketing they targeted primary care physicians not pain manageme ...

(9 pages) 95 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Explanation of how tecnology is the future and has benefited humans.

ive. For diabetics they have found a way to make insulin, which is very vital for a person to live. Cancer patients use chemotherapy, mammograms, and CAT scans to see if they have cancer, if it's goin ...

(3 pages) 48 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History


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

Medicinal Marijuana Helps

o relax the body and mind should be legalized in the United for medicinal purposes. Marijuana helps cancer patients with pain during treatment, helps AIDS patients regain their appetites, and those wi ... ment in their condition.You may or may not know the pain that a patient goes through when they have cancer, but have you ever hurt yourself so bad that you wish the pain would stop? Well there are peo ...

(2 pages) 46 1 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

MARIJUANA:ILLEGAL DRUG OR MEDICAL MARVEL? Argument Synthesis paper...includes works cited page

iation. Glaucoma sufferers who have used marijuana said it has prevented them from going blind, and cancer patients claim that it alleviates the severe nausea that often accompanies chemotherapy.Many ... r bodies and minds."Studies show that someone who smokes five times a week may be taking in as many cancer-causing chemicals as someone who smokes a full pack of cigarettes every day. Marijuana contai ...

(4 pages) 99 2 4.5 Apr/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Song of Homesickness.

silent symptoms - missing, longing, feeling anxious and lonely. It is painful. Unfortunately, like cancer patients, only the sufferers feel how painful it is. Other people may think they know, but th ...

(4 pages) 17 0 0.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Indoor Air Pollution: "Home is Where the Hazard is"

s related to or has befriended someone who has suffered or is currently suffering from some type of cancer or respiratory disorder. Years ago cancer awareness was nonexistent, and the thought of overc ... omenal. Is it possible to believe that due to the increase in air pollutants indoors, the number of cancer patients and individuals suffering with respiratory disorders are growing to become more mass ...

(7 pages) 95 1 4.8 Jun/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Atmospheric Sciences

Identify and discuss ways in which people's beliefs about health and healing can influence the therapeutic relationship. Use case study material from the CD-Rom to illustrate your answer.

pe with everyday stresses in order to be able to get on with life in general. Using case studies of cancer patients receiving treatment from both CAM and orthodox medicine, this essay will identify an ... y lack control from the orthodox medical profession. There is evidence of this from case studies of cancer patients attending hospices in the UK today. Many cancer hospices use CAM practitioners to ai ...

(8 pages) 189 0 5.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

World Leaders: Describe a leader that inspires

judge someone until you have walked a mile in his shoes".Lance Armstrong, the cyclist who overcame cancer and devoted his life in the foundation he created for cancer patients, is a very good modern ... ved this disease, his mission in life became to help others have a better chance when fighting with cancer. Still, he is always facing reality, both when he was a patient and now when he helps others ...

(7 pages) 97 0 0.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Leadership and Communication

Steroid Use Amoung Athletes

athletes has increased dramatically, and growing at an alarming rate. Originally developed to help cancer patients and victims of starvation, they are derived from the male sex hormone testosterone. ... e serious psychological and physiological side effects, including increased aggressive behavior and cancer of the liver.Developed in the late 1950s, steroids were used to help treat illnesses such as; ...

(4 pages) 17 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Marijuana Legalization

to make many products out of hemp.Subtopic A- Useful proposes 1. Useful to many, glaucoma patients, cancer patients, Aids patients, anorexia victims.2. Just the medical issues. Main issue in the debat ...

(1 pages) 9 0 1.0 Nov/2001

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

OxyContin Epidemic

ilar to morphine and is prescribed to people with moderate to severe pain and is also prescribed to cancer patients and the terminally ill. When this drug was first introduced in 1995 it was hailed as ...

(4 pages) 21 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs