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Health Notes; Cancer

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Health Notes; Cancer Health 1000

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Health Notes Cancer Covering week of March 14th-18th
Dr. Shrader
Class Notes
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Summer Notetaker on Tuesday March 15, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Health 1000 at East Carolina University taught by Dr. Shrader in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 18 views. For similar materials see Health in Health Sciences at East Carolina University.

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Date Created: 03/15/16
Week of March 14 -18 th Health Notes Cancer Cancer is derived from the Greek word meaning crab. Cancer is abnormal, uncontrolled growth of cells, if left untreated can cause death All tumors are not cancerous Cancerous tumor: spreads Benign tumor: doesn’t spread Metastasis is the spreading from primary sight to other area 4 main types of cancerous cells carcinomas: most common sarcomas: forms in supportive tissue cells lymphomas: develop in the lymph nodes and immune system leukemia: develop in bone marrow Lung cancer is the number one killer of women 60% of all cancer bay be prevented by simple changes in lifestyle tobacco smoke is the number one risk for lung cancer smoking is the number one risk factor for cardiovascular disease people continue to smoke because they are addicted 1 in 4 americans smoke 1 in 9 women develop breast cancer Three components of personal program for early detection of breast cancer is: Clinical exam Mammogram Self-exam Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in men 15 to 35 Skin cancer is the most common cancer Skin cancer is caused by UV radiation from sun Week of March 14 -18 th Melanoma appears as a mole Symptoms of melanoma Symmetry Order Color Diameter 4 lifestyle strategies to reduce your risk of cancer don’t smoke avoid other carcinogens maintain healthy weight avoid radiation


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