Chronic Disease Risk

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Janni Puente
April 15, 2013
Chronic Disease Risk

After taking my health risk assessment of my choice (stomach cancer) I not only learned what it consisted of, but also what I could do to continue the derision of developing the disease. Stomach cancer, is not different than any other kind of cancer types, such as: breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, brain cancer, skin cancer, colon cancer or even ovarian cancer. Cancer is cancer. With stomach cancer is can be described as a gastric cancer, which is a malignant tumor arising from the lining of the stomach. The description of cancer is not easily described in a sentence. It is a group of diseases that are found in wild growth of cells. Any gathering of abnormal cells is known as a tumor. There are two types: benign or malignant. Benign tumor does not spread beyond their initial location (the site of the cancer spotted). A tumor becomes malignant when the cells spread (or metastasize) to other areas of the body (other than the site it was originally found). Cancer is diagnosed when a tumor is found to be malignant which can spread to other organs and body parts. Risk factors of having any kind of cancer, regardless if is benign or malignant, takes a great tol on the body ability to function properly. As there is still not one exact cause of cancer, it is still hard to pinpoint what we do as humans, which bring on this kind of disease to the body. Some of it factor include, unfortunately is genetic or within the family history of getting it, or environmental exposures that you come in contact with. Now things that can be controlled factor wise, such as your diet and exercise, areas of environment to be in, and the least amount of chemicals and smoke (and intake) you are around, could surely help the chance of not getting this disease. Some things one can do to help decrease getting this cancerous disease, is keeping your body in tip top “clean”. Ways to keep your body clean, is not smoking or being...
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