HP 330: Myth or Fact?
HP 330: Myth or Fact? HP 330
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sydney Brummett on Sunday September 25, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HP 330 at Wichita State University taught by Dr. Paul Danner in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 21 views. For similar materials see Cancer: Perspectives and Controversies in Health Professions at Wichita State University.
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Date Created: 09/25/16
August 25, 2016 Myth or Fact? • “Cancer is a single disease” o One common thing: they all have a genetic mutation • “Exposure to a single cancer-causing agent causes cancer” o Exposed to potential carcinogens all the time o 10 trillion cells take ~10,000 “hits” everyday from a potentially mutating agent • “Cancer on the cellular level is a rare phenomenon” • “Cancer just happens” o Carcinogenesis, long-term process that can take 1-4 decades to produce cancer o Some are powerful and can shorten the time frame • “Cancer is a genetic disease, but vast majority are not inherited” • “Light skinned people are more likely to get skin cancer” • Genetic research increases may of the public’s misconceptions about cancer • “People think if its not in their genes there’s nothing they can do about it – NOT TRUE • Lifestyle choices can help prevent or help cause certain cancers • Genetic link has more to do with how your body deals with the insults to which it’s exposed • If someone in your family has had breast cancer – you are more likely to get it, but it’s not a direct reason • Environment toxins may contribute to cancers (2-5%)
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