Informative Speech Outline On Cancer

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Cancer is considered to be the second leading cause of death for Americans. A total of 1,529,560 new cancer cases and 569,490 deaths from cancer were estimated to have occurred in the United States in 2010, according to the American Cancer Society. Among men, the top three cancer diagnoses are prostate cancer, lung cancer, and colorectal cancer. The leading types of cancer among women are breast cancer, lung cancer, and colorectal cancer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) lists the top ten killer cancers (deaths between 2003 and 2007) as follows:
1. Lung and bronchial cancer: 792,495 lives
2. Colon and rectal cancer:268,783 lives
3. Breast cancer: 206,983 lives
4. Pancreatic cancer: 162,878 lives
5. Prostate cancer: 144,926 lives.
6. Leukemia: …show more content…

When someone says you are a 'Cancer', are you going to tremble with fear of dying? Such a reaction is unlikely, because your interpretation of being of the Cancer sign does not imply that you have cancer, the illness. But if your doctor called you into his office and told you that you had cancer, you would most likely feel shocked, paralyzed, numb, terrified, hopeless, or all of the above. The word 'cancer' has the potential to play a very disturbing and precarious role in your life, one that is capable of delivering a death sentence, and actually execute …show more content…

Yet within a brief moment, the word 'cancer' can turn someone's entire world upside down. Who or what in this world has bestowed this simple word or statement with such great power that it can preside over life and death? Or does it really possess this power? Could our collective, social conviction that cancer is a killer disease, along with the trauma-generating, aggressive treatments that follow diagnosis, actually be mainly responsible for the current dramatic escalation of cancer in the Western hemisphere?
Such a thought is too far fetched, you might reply! I state with absolute conviction that cancer can have no power or control over you, unless the beliefs, perceptions, attitudes, thoughts, and feelings you have, allow it. Would you be as afraid of cancer if you knew what caused it or at least understood what its underlying purpose was? Unlikely so! If the truth were told, you would probably do everything you could to remove the causes of the cancer and thereby lay the ground for the body to heal itself. A little knowledge - which I also call ignorance - is, in fact, a dangerous

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