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1,893 wordsAn Introduction To Telomere and Telomerase The telomere-telomerase hypothesis of aging and cancer is based on the findings that most human tumors have telomerase activity while normal human somatic cells do not. An emerging hypothesis is that the up regulation or re expression of telomerase is a critical event responsible for continuous tumor cell growth. In contrast to normal cells, tumor cells show no loss of average telomere length with cell division. Through this suggestion immortal ization ...
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1,619 wordsCancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Half of all men and one-third of all women in the U. S. will develop cancer during their lifetimes. Although it is common knowledge that cancer is generally inherited, this paper will further explore the causes and what happens on a cellular level when cancer develops in the human body. Basics of signal transduction Cell communication, or signal transduction, is simply the means by which cells in the body respond to signals coming...
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856 wordsIn the United States women each year develop breast cancer. Although these statistics are alarming, there are a number of treatment options available for those that are diagnosed with breast cancer. The best way to treat any disease is to prevent it. Since little is known about breast cancer, there are no established rules for prevention. women age twenty and older perform monthly breast self-exams, and it also suggests clinical examinations every three years. Mammography is also a wonderful too...
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1,000 wordsClass Prostate Cancer More Bhinderwala Class A, Mr. Haight What is cancer of the prostate? Cancer of the prostate, a common form of cancer, is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the prostate. The prostate is one of the male sex glands and is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The prostate is about the size of a walnut. It surrounds part of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. The prostate makes fluid t...
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1,143 wordsCancer Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Cancer of the prostate, a common form of cancer, is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the prostate. The prostate is on the male sex glands, and is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The size of the prostate is about the size of a walnut. It surrounds the part of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. The prostate makes fluid that becomes part of the semen, which co...
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2,161 wordsCancer of the Thyroid Statistics Cancer of the thyroid may be one of the less frequently occurring forms of cancer, but it is the most common malignancy of the endocrine system. Each year, more than 1, 100 Americans are diagnosed with thyroid cancer and most of them can expect to live a normal life span (Health Conn. html). The overall incidence of being diagnosed with thyroid cancer is about 1 out of every 1, 000 people (Health Answers. html). As with other thyroid conditions, more than twice a...
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