When we were first told that we had to do a project involving cells, we automatically chose cancer. We knew it was the most interesting and most complex topic to make a project out of. During one of the project days, our instructor came to our group to check on where we are in our project. We were all aware of our duties on the project, but one question that stumped us, that our instructor asked us was “How are you going to get it out of the school?'“ My group stopped and stared at her. With no answer in mind, she told-us to thank about that. We took the advice and we chose to talk about, and partner with teen cancer America.
"Teen Cancer America is more than just an average organization. Teen Cancer America is a team. They are building futures of Teens and young adults, by giving them hope of surviving such a dreadful sickness."
— Robby Adames
10th most common cancer (US)
Many different types
Originate in different parts of the bloodstream, and affect different blood cells
Some kinds are extreme like ACUTE(needs aggressive treatments)
CTCA: cancer treatment centers of America
Hematologist, oncologist, and other types of medical experts
Side effects include- pain, fatigue, and major weight loss.
There are many treatments for leukemia. Many include stem cell transplants, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
is a type of cancer involving some kind of tumor.
People with brain tumors may experience many symptoms
General symptoms are caused by the pressure of a tumor or spinal cord
Myoclonic- Muscle twitches
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the body's germ-fighting system. The lymphatic system includes the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus gland, and bone marrow. Lymphoma can affect all those areas as well as other organs throughout the body. Many types of lymphoma exist. The main types are:
Hodgkin's lymphoma (formerly called Hodgkin's disease)
What treatment is best for you depends on your type and severity. Lymphoma treatment may involve chemotherapy, immunotherapy medications, radiation therapy, a bone marrow transplant or some combination of these.
Basal cell cancer:
A type of skin cancer that begins in basal cells. Basal skin cancer is very common. This skin cancer usually appears as a white waxy lump or a brown scaly patch on sun-exposed areas such as the face and neck. You may experience lesion, redness, loss of skin color, small bump, swollen blood vessels in the cell, or ulcers. Treatments to basal skin cancer are tropical-anti tumor medication, chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy, tissue scraping, Mohs surgery, electrosurgery, and wide local excision. Basal cells produce new skin cells as old ones die. Limiting sun exposure can help prevent these cells from becoming cancerous and more dangerous.
It is a cancer of the colon or rectum, located at the digestive tract's lower end. Early forms can begin as noncancerous polyps. These forms often have no symptoms but can be detected by screening. For this reason, doctors recommend screenings for those people at high risk or over the age of 50 years old. Colon cancer is common. There are More than 200,000 US people a year with this cancer. Some of the experienced symptoms include changes in bowel habits, changes in stool consistency, blood in the stool, and abdominal discomfort. Also, you may experience anemia or fatigue. Some treatments include Lymph node dissection, Colectomy,
Chemotherapy, and Chemotherapy protective drugs.
Lung cancer: Common type of cancer. Most common cause; smoking or breathing in harmful chemicals. Happens when cells in lungs change or mutate. They grow uncontrollably and cluster together to make a tumor. The effects of lung cancer are coughing up blood, chest pain, difficulty breathing, and weight loss without trying. The main two types of lung cancer are non-small cell and small cell lung cancer. Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common out of lung cancer with it being 85%. Small cell lung cancer is different because it spreads a lot faster. It can be treated very well by chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Lung cancer can be treated though. It just depends on what type of lung cancer you have. Non-small cell lung cancer can be treated with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, or a combination of these treatments. Small cell lung cancer can be treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. During lung cancer, your cells in your lungs can’t function properly. The harmful gases you inhale while smoking will possibly block your airways which will be harder for oxygen to through your body and harder to get to the mitochondria which make energy for your body. You’re the best chance at not getting lung cancer, it is just not smoking.
Bone cancer: Rare type of cancer, can begin in any of the bones. Most commonly starts in the pelvis, arm, and leg. It starts when a tumor forms and goes on from there. There is no known way to prevent it. All you can do is regularly visit a doctor. The effects of bone cancer is bone pain, swelling, and tenderness. These are also all the early signs of bone cancer.
It is an irregular mass at the bottom of the throat attached to the thyroid. A butterfly-shaped gland. A cause of thyroid cancer is unknown but may be caused by a family history of goiter, exposure to radiation, and some hereditary syndromes. Some symptoms include a lump in the throat, possible changes in your voice and maybe become more hoarse, difficulty swallowing, pain in the neck or throat, swollen lymph nodes in the throat and neck. A lymph node is a small bean-shaped that filters substances that flow through lymphatic fluids. It contains lymphocytes that help fight disease and infections. A brain tumor makes abnormal thyroid cells and the abnormal cells can invade nearby tissue and spread across the body. You can get surgery, chemotherapy, and a lot more other ways to get rid of the tumor. Other causes include hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism in the goiter/thyroid. Hyperthyroidism happens when your thyroid produces thyroxine and accelerates your body's metabolism which can cause an irregular heartbeat or unintentional weight loss. Hypothyroidism occurs when your thyroid gland isn’t active enough and doesn’t make enough thyroxine to keep your body running normally and it can lead to weight gain, fatigue, lethargy, and mood swings. It is the 4th easiest cancer to cure.
It is one of the rarest cancers in u.s. With only about 200,000 people that are diagnosed a year. Some ways that you can get bladder cancer are through smoking, aging, exposure to certain chemicals, bladder stones, infections, and many other things. Some symptoms include blood in urine, pain in urinating, frequent peeing, urgent peeing, and many others. Some treatments include chemotherapy, biological therapy, surgery, and some others. Some chemicals that can lead to bladder cancer include rubber, leather, dye, paint, and print industries materials.
The main cause of prostate cancer is a genetic mutation in DNA that can lead to the growth of dangerous cells and it keeps doing that until a tumor forms. Some symptoms include frequent urination, bad urine flow, a frequent need to pee at night, blood in urine, blood in seminal fluid. Most treatments use radiation or monitoring. It is one of the easiest cancers to cure being ranked number 2 for the easiest to cure