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"Metastatic Uterine Cancer". Essay

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INTRODUCTIONCancer is an ongoing problem in society. With not one exact cause there is no perfect prevention or cure. You are someone you know are more likely than you think to get cancer. In fact "1 in 3 people will develop cancer during their lifetime...it mainly occurs in the later years of life. Cancers can occur at any age, but the risk of developing cancer increases with age. Some cancers are very common and others are very rare" (www.seattlecca.org). The most recent statistics show that for men the most common cancer is lung cancer, prostate cancer, large bowel cancer and bladder cancer. For women the figures are breast cancer, large bowel cancer, lung cancer and cancer of ovaries (www.cancerbacup.org).SECONDARY CANCERSome cancer may spread to different organs of the body including the lungs. When this occurs the second cancer is called secondary lung cancer. It is not the same as lung cancer. Some symptoms of secondary lung cancer include a cough that does not clear up, shortness of breath, coughing up bloodstained phlegm (sputum) and/or pain or discomfort in the chest. Your doctor must diagnose condition. This report will help patients and their families understand what cancer is as well as the types of treatment available.WHAT IS CANCER?The organs and tissues of the body are made up of tiny building blocks called cells. Cells are constantly becoming old and dying, and new cells are produced to replace them. Normally, the division and growth of cells is orderly but if this process gets out of control, the cells will continue to divide and develop into a lump, which is called a tumor. Tumors that are cancerous are called malignant tumors (www.cancerbacup.org).?Fig. 1 "Cells forming a tumor" (www.cancerbacup.org)THE FOUR MAIN CATERGORIES OF CANCERCarcinomas: About 85% of cancers are carcinomas. They start in the epithelium, which is the covering (or lining) of organs and of the body (the skin).Sarcomas: These form in the connective tissues of the body such as muscle, bone and fatty tissue (6% of cancers).Leukaemias/Lymphomas: These occur in the tissues where white blood cells (which fight infection in the body) are formed, i.e. the bone marrow, and lymphatic system (5%).Others forms of cancer: Brain tumors and other rare forms of cancer make up the other 4% of cancers.(www.cancerbacup.org)DIAGNOSISMy mother, Connie, was diagnosed with secondary lung cancer in September of 2002. She has been struggling to fight the cancer since her diagnosis. In my interview Connie explained to me about her diagnosis, cancer cells that have spread to the lungs from a cancer, which began in her uterus. The original cancer is described as a primary cancer, and when it spreads this is referred to as secondary or metastases cancer.SYMPTOMSThe symptoms of a secondary lung cancer may be quite distressing and can include:a cough that does not clear upshortness of breathcoughing up blood-stained phlegm (sputum)pain or discomfort in the chestTREATMENTThe treatment...

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