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Kinesiology & Health Science
KINE 1020
Kuk/ Riddell

THKINE 1020MARCH 13CANCERCancer a malignant neoplasmuncontrolled cell growth due often because of a mutation in the cells is a term used to describe a broad group of various diseases all involving unregulated cell growth oCells divide and grow uncontrollably forming malignant tumors and can invade nearby parts of the body Not just one mutation that causes malignancy its a serious of mutations whether by chance or by a mitogenic agent something that causes a mutationsomething we eat something were exposed to or something we inherit that is unable to kill off those precancerous cellsA malignant cell no longer looks like the original host cell under a microscopeit no longer does the job of the original host celloThere are over 200 different known cancers that afflict humans Not all tumors are cancerous Benign tumors do not grow uncontrollably do not invade neighboring tissues and do not spread through the bodyBenign tumorsstill looks like the original host cell and does not look irregular under a microscopeSometimes they can mutate again and can develop into cancer Canadian Cancer Stats In 2007 cancer became the leading cause for premature deathit used to be cardiovascular disease and stroke oIs cancer becoming more common in our society or is it cardiovascular disease and stroke that is becoming uncommonWith advances in medication for stoke the death rate going down and survival time going up is changing oBut cancer is really not changing if anything theyre getting more prevalent in our society An estimated 186400 new cases of cancer and 75700 deaths occurred in Canada in 2012Canadian Cancer Stats An estimated 2 out of 5 Canadians is expected to develop cancer during their lifetimes 40 of Canadian women and 25 of menType of cancer more prevalent for men prostate and women breastCancer and Modifiable RiskThe longer we live the higher chance we have for developing cancer Whatof cancers do you think would be preventable All just a matter of chance genes or inheritance Or is there something we could do to reduce the risk of cancer if so whatdo we figure that could be prevented by lifestyle o40 of cancers are deemed preventablethe main factors we can change to increase or decrease our risk of developing canceroSmoking is the biggest oneit seems to be linked predominantly with lung cancerbut smoking is surprisingly linked to other cancers including prostate cancer for men
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