Essay about How Cancer Can Be Defined As A Special Kind Of Illness

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INTRODUCTION
Cancer can be defined as a special kind of illness that occurs when the cells in a given part of a body begin to grow out of proportion than is normal. Currently, in the United States, this disease is the second leading cause of deaths. Human beings over the history have had tumors and remedies have been implemented, and others continue to be performed and studied over time (American Cancer Society, 2010). These methods of treatment include chemo-preventive methods and of late natural products and compounds extracted from plants, and other organisms are being used as anticancer agents (Deepa, Samundeeswari, & Nirmala, 2011). The evidence of cancer has been found in ancient fossils and bones in Egypt.
There are four types of tumors that are inexistent in the world today. They include Carcinomas, which are cancer of the organs; Sarcomas, which are cancer of the bones, muscles and connective tissues; Lymphomas which are lymphatic system diseases and Leukemia which is tumors associated with the blood. Most of these diseases are named according to the location in the body where they are found when they develop. They common forms include Anal, Appendix, Bladder, Brain, Breast, Cerebral, Chronic, Colon, Eye, Gastric or Stomach Cancer, Kidney, Lung, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Mouth, Ovarian, Pancreatic, Liver, Prostate, Renal, Skin, Testicular, Throat, Urethral, and Vaginal cancer. These illnesses can be treated if detected early and there are various causes of these tumors…

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