(1) He went to the doctors and they told him the unfortunate news that it was ‘oestogenic cancer.’ (1) This is a ‘very rare type of cancer which effects mostly children and young adults.’ (4) It has a ‘survival rate of about 5 years’. (4) This type of cancer ‘may spread to the lungs’ as it did with Terry
Another illness that is mentioned in the book is diabetes. As Dr. Moalem describes it, “In diabetics, the process through which insulin helps the body use glucose is broken, and the sugar in the blood builds up to dangerously high levels.” The body either fails to produce enough insulin, or the body tissues become resistant to insulin, leading to high levels of glucose in the blood. The elevated levels of glucose build up in certain organs and the high glucose concentration in these organs can lead to serious complications, such as blindness, heart disease, stroke, vascular disease, nerve damage, and kidney damage. Some of the symptoms include fatigue, thirst, hunger, blurry vision, and the frequent need to urinate. Sugary urine has historically been known as a symptom of diabetes. The author writes, “In the past Chinese physicians actually diagnosed and monitored diabetes by looking to see whether ants were attracted to someone’s urine.” Therefore, sugary urine was a key factor for detecting and treating of the disease in the past. Today’s treatment typically consists of medication, exercise, and a balanced diet. Unfortunately, diabetes has had a huge impact on humanity, as it currently affects about 171 million people
One of the concluding sentences that Dr. Sharon Moalem directs toward her audience is, “[...] Our relationship with disease is often much more complex than we may have previously realized.” “Survival of the Sickest” delves into the theme of the way inheritance and genetic codes in our bloodlines allows fatal diseases to enter our body and the reasons for this happening. The author discusses various diseases and their origin, and includes facts as to how this disease is able to affect modern life. She suggests that said modern diseases played a necessary part in the survival and selection of those before us in our history.
It was stage four bone cancer. The patient, Father Peter Pham, was from Vietnam but came to the United States in hopes of receiving free cancer treatment from a New York hospital. To his disappointment, the hospital had already given its monthly pro bono case to another patient. So, while waiting for the next available opening, he journeyed to Georgia where he had acquaintances. Father Peter visit marred with pain.
Cancer is an abnormal production of cells that divide uncontrollably within the body (Black & Hogan 2006). What is more vaguely understood are the mechanisms the underlie this, the different effects on each patient, and how to stop it. Some common types of cancer are breast cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, leukemia, and brain cancer. Each of these various diagnoses cause different biological and psychological stresses on the patient. Because old cells do not die and instead grow out of control, often, a mass will form, otherwise known as a tumor.
The cancer started in her lungs and from her lungs it went everywhere. I got home from school to see dad waiting in the window for me, just like he has ever since I started school when I was 4. I entered the kitchen to the smell of chocolate chip cookies. My mother's chocolate chip cookies. Tears filled my eyes as I ran into my room.
Worldwide, tobacco use causes about 90% of lung cancer deaths, 30% of all cancers, 20-25% of coronary heart diseases and stroke deaths, and more than 80% of chronic bronchitis and emphysema”. (Jordan 1). Secondly not only does it affect smokers but even people who don 't even partake in the activity of smoking cigarettes. Second hand smoke is a serious issue and can cause cancer almost easy as being an actual smoker can.
In the fall of 1999 his doctor diagnosed my grandfather with terminal lung cancer. I was there that day when she showed him the x-rays of his upper body. Right on the outer edge of his left lung was a large white spot about an inch round, tendril-like rays shot out from it in all directions, and a tail curved over to the right side of his lung so that it resembled a meteor falling from the sky. I was there as his interpreter, translating the doctor 's words into Spanish. "Surgery is not an option...
“Is it cancerous?”, I asked as the doctor broke the news to me and my mom “How is that even possible?”, as I also asked in clear shock. But before this, I lived like an ordinary child would; go to school, make friends and have a blast while being eager to learn, people were close to me, but I really hadn’t thought too much of it. I was a more of a cheerful kid, laughing at everything told to me. That’s why people liked me, my laugh would brighten the classroom. I would always say, “I can’t wait” and time did fly as it seems like just yesterday.
Back in February little six year old Alice from Brunswick heads had been suffering pain to her lower back when she lay down. As the pain eventually got worse, after many tests were run and long weekends spent in the hospital, Alice eventually lost use of her legs. Results from a special scan that she had, came back and revealed that she had a tumour in her spine. The growth was known as Ewing’s Sarcoma which is a rare form of bone cancer. The cancer got worse and they were eventually flown to Brisbane for medical treatment.
YOU Smoking causes many harmful diseases and health problems. They are as follows: 1) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2) Stains teeth and causes Oral cancer 3) Lung cancer 4) Causes artery blockage 5) Makes our bone brittle 6) Weaker immune system 7) Buerger’s Disease.