I asked my Grandmother, when you finally went for your scan and the results came out positive what was your first reaction? She answered in tears and said i immediately fell to the ground in shock, “I suffered through the treatment and ended up in breast conserving surgery were i got my left side breast removed, over a 2 months of healing after being in hospital for 1 week after my surgery, after a couple of months after my surgery i went for my weekly check up and the Doctor then informed me that i had to get a mastectomy done on my right breast because the cancer cells had spread too and also a bit just by armpit , i am now 77 and finally recovered from the removal of both my breast and now i am proud to say i am Cancer free but in saying that i will never again hesitate getting a check up to insure I’m well.
I was not very happy as it was not a career I enjoyed, and it took lots of studying. It eventually became too stressful as my strenuous efforts toward my parents’ goal were not paying off. My parents stopped pressuring me as it was
As we sat there praying for the best the doctor came in and said that there was a new drug that does the same as the stuff they were out of but it was more expensive. We didn 't care and we sent him into surgery as soon
“In 2012, 95,000 American men, women and children were on the waiting list for new kidneys, the most commonly transplanted organ” (Becker and Elías 222). A great deal of individuals were put on the waiting list due to the lack of kidney supply which have resulted from the lack of Kidney donors. Nonetheless, Kidneys are in high demand right now, because they are the bodies’ biggest assets that sustain life. In fact, many individuals are living with deteriorating Kidneys and are constantly wishing for a compatible and healthy match. However, due to the lack of Kidney donors and a everlasting waiting list, individuals are compelled to wait for years for their turns to acquire kidneys best compatible for them.
Her doctor collected cancerous cells and healthy cells from her cervix and gave them to the cancer researcher, George Otto Gey, who was trying to keep cells alive for more than a couple days. Henrietta endured intense radium treatments, but she still died at the age of 31, leaving her husband and five children behind. An amazing discovery was made Henrietta’s cell were immortal. Racism is prevalent in this book through the limited availability of healthcare, unethical behaviors of the doctors, and how racism affected her family. During this time, there was an extensive lack of medical care for colored people.
She also irritably claimed that the reason they had no money was because the kids ' father and her husband was an unlucky man. She disgustingly went as far as to blame him for causing her to lose her luck. Nothing in the story showed any indication of her trying to instill good morals in her children. Her own son literally felt as if he had to prove himself to
Just imagine ... someone who has been proficient in the field of computer science since his childhood, but couldn’t afford to go to college. Just imagine if, since he couldn’t afford college, he couldn’t get a good paying job and is now succumbed to the struggles of surviving on minimum wage. Just imagine the grief you would have felt in this situation, knowing that you’ve let down not only your family but also yourself. Now, while this problem, of minimum wage, may not be applicable to many of you, it is a common issue for many Americans today and is just one of the many issues, such as gay marriage, abortion, and national security, that the Republican party is fighting to solve.
Currently we do not have the intelligence to get rid of these diseases,so we can only hope that one day we will have the technology to do so. Millions of people are dying every year to cancer, diabetes ,and aids, but we have yet to find a cure of them. So that is why the world needs intelligent
There has always been resistance against vaccination, even when it was first developed by Edward Jenner. Despite the millions of deaths that been avoided through the use of vaccines, people have always found ways to criticize this medical breakthrough. However, it was not until recently that the fear of vaccinations began to re-emerge and confuse the minds of the general population. With the growing concerns about vaccinations, parents are becoming more reluctant in vaccinating themselves and their children. Consequently, infectious diseases that were once contained (such as measles) are now resurfacing as outbreaks.
In The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot presents study cases, such as the study of vaccines and the polio vaccine to prove that HeLa cells have benefitted science for the greater good. The benefits of HeLa cells are shown when the Polio and HPV vaccine is talked about. The polio vaccine benefitted the human race by saving lives and impacted science by progressing further studies. Further studies included the HPV vaccine which gave scientists a vast knowledge on how cancer forms and how it is inserts insert into DNA. It is later proven that the study of Virology is the cause of scientists advanced experimentation with cancer and expanded their boarders with the topic.
Henrietta Lacks The purpose of Rebecca Skloot’s book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” is to tell the story of Henrietta Lacks, her illness, and how she completely changed science without even knowing it. Henrietta Lacks, a name that had been known to the world only as HeLa up until recent years; the first two letters of a name that belonged to a poor African American tobacco farmer. Henrietta Lacks was a woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951 and HeLa, the line of cells taken from Henrietta that were the first line of cells to reproduce and survive in the lab indefinitely.
The plot of this nonfiction novel involves two time periods. Part of the story is told from 1951 and the rest is told from 1999. The novel tells us what Henrietta Lacks and her family went through. She was a hard worker, exciting person, and an amazing mother. However she past away from cervical cancer.
What is HeLa? Who is Henrietta Lacks? And how did this single woman change the entire perspective of the medical field? These questions will be answered in this following book report. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is about Henrietta, who was born a poor tobacco farmer, whose cells were taken without her consent, but she quickly became one of the most important tools for the medical field, yet her name remained virtually unknown.
On February 8, 1951 something incredible to the medical world was discovered, the HeLa cell. It was taken from Henrietta Lacks a patient who had a large tumor and shortly died of cancer after the finding of the large mass in her stomach. Yet, prior to her death on that day of February her physician without her consent took her cervical tissue and gave it to the researching finding that it kept doubling and growing in size making it ‘immortal’. Never had such a significant and powerful cells had been found before. The tissue has been used to stop diseases, HIV/AIDS, understand cancer, these cells have even been through space to see if it was safe for humans.