Essays Tagged: "cancerous cells"

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

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

Skin cancer

adly. (NCI, 1993) Malignant tumors invade and destroy nearby healthy tissues and organs.(NCI, 1993) Cancerous cells for malignant tumors can spread to other parts of the body by way of blood vessels a ...

(5 pages) 98 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Every thing you need to know about breast cancer

ide uncontrollably. Cells keep dividing even though new cells are not needed. Change from normal to cancerous cells requires gene alterations. Altered genes and uncontrolled growth may lead to tumors. ... erations. Altered genes and uncontrolled growth may lead to tumors. These tumors can be benign (NOT cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Benign tumors won't spread but it can damage tissues around it. ...

(8 pages) 161 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Lung Cancer.

ance 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 new cells that are required for the body t ... als in a cigarette. The small cell cancer spreads very quickly, thus 70% of cases are found to have cancerous cells in the organs before diagnosis.Tragically, the number one cause of lung cancer in th ...

(7 pages) 102 0 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Marijuana should be legal for medicinal purposes. It is about how marijuana should be legal for medicinal purposes

e of chemotherapy where you are on the edge of death, because the chemotherapy not only killing the cancerous cells but it is killing the all of the good cells in your body too. Every second you feel ...

(3 pages) 93 1 4.1 Feb/2004

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

Skin Cancer

al Cell Carcinoma,some have been successful. The cells that have altered DNA are calledmalignant or cancerous cells. These cells are found in the outer layersof the skin. The skin's main job is to pro ...

(2 pages) 35 1 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Persuasive speach on why marijuana should be legalized

emotherapy where you are on the edge of death, all because the chemotherapy is not only killing the cancerous cells but it is killing the all of the good cells in your body too. Every second you feel ...

(4 pages) 71 1 4.8 Dec/2004

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

Genetic engineering: a great moral dilemma of our time

his major class of diseases in the population. The advantage is that the treatment targets only the cancerous cells thus avoiding the 'collateral damage' that is done to other tissues by current radia ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Lung cancer 3

hing out of place. If the tumour is benign it will enlarge only at the site where it began. However cancerous tumours can invade and destroy. One of the reasons that cancer needs to be caught early is ... ade and destroy. One of the reasons that cancer needs to be caught early is because it will spread. Cancerous cells lack the sticky coating that causes normal healthy cells to stay together because ca ...

(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 ... ries in understanding cancer. And are believed to within the decade, have a much better view of the cancerous state.Sometimes normal cell genes that inhibit uncontrolled mitosis do not function correc ...

(6 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Our Proposed Cure for Cancer

hat our invention will do to remedy the problem is , it will help our cancer patients destroy there cancerous cells and tumors in there body , when the patients takes the pill the pill goes to work im ... e been taking our pill and following the diet plan have got rid of tumors and destroyed many of the cancerous cells, and another study showed 35% of our patients became cancer- free.

(2 pages) 514 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

My article came out of Men’s Journal and was titled

own your risk of getting prostate cancer by releasing antioxidants into the body that can help kill cancerous cells in the body. Prostate cancer kills 189,000 American males every year. The article ...

(3 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Leukemia 2 Leukemia In the last 40-50 years science has

od cells are released into the blood stream at a rate in which the body can no longer control.These cancerous cells hinder many of the basic functions of the blood. Red blood cells are prevented from ...

(4 pages) 500 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Redox status of thioredoxin-1 (TRX1) determines the sensitivity of human liver carcinoma cells (HepG2) to arsenic trioxide-induced cell death Scientific Journal Article Review

trioxide and inhibiting TRX1 proteins in cancer cells can be very helpful in reducing the growth of cancerous cells and saving a number of lives. The experiments were conducted by the researching team ... e conditions in which the patient is treated under. Due to the research, TRX1 can be manipulated in cancerous cells to induce apoptosis of the cells and reduce the tumor mass. The results of the exper ...

(2 pages) 392 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Future of Cancer. A look into how we plan on solving the cure for cancer

When a cell reproduces faster than the death rate, and there is no other need to grow, the cell is cancerous (Rauscher 135-136).We now know what cancer is, but how do we get it? There are many differ ... immune system. Every person living on the face of the earth has cured cancer. Everyday hundreds of cancerous cells develop but before they can become a tumor the immune system kills them. When the im ...

(5 pages) 12 0 3.0 May/2008

Subjects: Science Essays

Breast cancer

th this overly active gene are at a greater risk of developing breast cancer at an earlier age. The cancerous cells contained a mutation that produced 5 to 10 extra copies of IKBKE, but it remains unc ...

(6 pages) 57 0 3.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology