Presentation on theme: "Cancer Report By: Matthew Blacksmith. Cancer “Cancer is the general name for a group of more than 100 diseases in which cells in a part of the body."— Presentation transcript:
Cancer “Cancer is the general name for a group of more than 100 diseases in which cells in a part of the body begin to grow out of control. Although there are many kinds of cancer, they all start because abnormal cells grow out of control. Untreated cancers can cause serious illness and even death.” quote from: http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerBasics/what-is-cancer
Factors that may cause cancer Cancer can be caused by viruses. Some of these viruses are human papillomavirus Epstein-Barr virus, and Hepatitis b and c.
Other Potential Causes Having a weak immune system and diseases like HIV can increase your chance of getting cancer. Carcinogens can also cause cancer. Some carcinogens are tobacco, arsenic, radiation, and other substance harmful to your body.
Symptoms of Cancer There are many different symptoms that can be caused by cancer. Different cancers have different symptoms.
Some but not all symptoms of cancer will be listed below Can cause brain tumors, jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin), constipation, diarrhea, fever, fatigue, excessive sweating, anemia, unexplained weight loss, coughing, swollen lymph nodes, vertigo, headaches, seizures, and bones may become brittle.
Tumors “Benign tumors are considered noncancerous and can sometimes be removed.” Malignant tumors are considered cancerous. Unlike Benign tumors malignant ones may spread to other organs. http://cancer.about.com/od/newlydiagnosed/a/whatcancer.htm
How Cancer is Treated There are four common ways to try to cure cancer. Surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. Some of these have their downsides, like radiation therapy is filling your body with radiation. This could be devastating if it attacks the wrong cells.
Sites used in my research http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/info/cancer-oncology/ http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/info/cancer-oncology/ http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerBasics/what-is-cancer http://cancer.about.com/od/newlydiagnosed/a/whatcancer.ht m