Cancer By:Kameryn Hickey

Normal Cell Division-Cell division is the process by which a parent cell divides into two or more daughter cells. Cell division usually occurs as part of a larger cell cycle. Cells need to divide so they can grow and repair, and replace. For example getting a cut.

  • Who is most likely to develop breast cancer?
  • Less than 1% of all breast cancer develops in males
  • About 1 in 8 women get breast cancer in the US, so 12%
  • Age can effect this
  • Eating unhealthy foods
  • Lack of exercising
  • Cigarette smokers

Does cancer have a stronger effect on men or women more?

  • Women are far more likely to survive cancer than men are, research shows.
  • Nearly twice as many women as men are still alive at least ten years after being diagnosed.
  • This is largely because the most common form of cancer in women – breast cancer – is easier to treat than the most common form in men, prostate cancer.
  • Research by Macmillan Cancer Support shows that 260,000 women are still alive ten years after their cancer diagnosis, compared with 140,000 men.

What treatments will become common?

  • Surgery. It may be possible to cut out a cancerous (malignant) tumour.
  • Chemotherapy. This is a treatment that uses anti-cancer medicines to kill cancer cells, or to stop them from multiplying.
  • Radiotherapy. This is a treatment that uses high-energy beams of radiation which are focused on cancerous tissue
  • Stem cell transplant. High-dose chemotherapy may damage bone marrow cells and lead to blood problems.

Credits:

Created with images by Filter Forge - "Luminous Cells" • ♫ joyousjoym~ Blessings♥ - "yet we soar" • Office for National Statistics - "10 most common cancers" • IndyDina with Mr. Wonderful - "It's Mr. Chemo!!!"

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