Dealing with Cancer

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Dealing with Cancer

Lung cancer is a malignant and invasive epithelial tumor that spreads by metastasis and often recurs after excision, and is one of the most common cancers among people in the United States today. Lung cancer is not the only cancer that exist. There are many more types of cancer that are among people in the United States today and it leads to people having to take all types of medicine to try and overcome symptoms of cancer. Cancer does not only occur in adults it can occur in children to. Some kids are born with cancer and they really have to fight hard to overcome it. There are some organizations and fundraising groups that are trying to find a cure for cancer and help out those who can not afford for all the treatment they need. Some cancers may make your body weak over a period of time and later down the road lead to death such as breast and lung cancer have done to people. Cancer may be recognized in the early stages or in later stages. Usually families try to do what is best for the person who has cancer. There is also its toll that it has on families when it comes to trying to take care of someone depending on what stage of cancer they are in. So what are the effects of lung cancer and how does it play a role on family’s daily life?

Cancer is something that has grabbed my attention ever since my grandfather has been diagnosed with lung cancer. He has had lung cancer for quite some time. Additionally, my great uncle was diagnosed with cancer at the beginning of the year. With me going into the health field, I am studying kinesiology and will have to learn about the body. Since I am going into the health field Exercise Science or Occupational Therapy health is a plays a big role with people who have lung cancer because it can affect their breathing and how the body moves. A healthy body needs strength to go about daily life and for movements. I was drawn to cancer from the time my grandfather was told that he had it. I know that cancer is part of life and is something people have to go through. When my grandfather was told he had lung cancer, he kind of changed.

Whenever I would hear the word cancer I would think of the disease that has potential to kill someone. Cancer is a deadly disease that has some very serious effects on a person both physically and mentally. Cancer can result in a simple surgery that may take only a couple days, or a life-long struggle (Kelly pg.5). It will put fear in anyone's eyes and will mess up even the strongest of people, but cancer can bring out the courage in a person to fight this disease and not give up. It can be a deadly disease but it can also bring out the strength in someone which is an amazing thing. It was said in a healthcare article that lung cancer has many serious effects on a person's body and their mental health and others, but can also inspire a person to fight this disease with all their heart.

“In the early stages of lung cancer, symptoms are hard to recognize. Doctors use special machines to detect each stage. Treatments and cures differ in each individual case. Lung cancer is a huge problem because it is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. In the United States 85 to 90 percent of all lung cancer cases are related to smoking. Cigarette smoking is the main cause of lung cancer. Treatment depends on the type of lung cancer, the size of the tumor, the location of the tumor, the stage of illness, the age of the patient, and the overall health of the patient. Surgery is performed to remove the tumor if there is no chance that the cancer has spread. It is estimated that about 152,700 people die each year on account of the enormous lung cancer problem” (Lung Cancer Health article).

When it comes to cancer it is apart of life and some people have to go through it. There are many types of cancer that exist among humans. Cancer is disease characterized by the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells. “Symptoms of...
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