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Cancer Hippocrates gave cancer ( Greek for crab ) its name because it spread through tissues like the movements of a crab. At first oncogenes, genes with highly specialized functions were said to be the " cancer genes ". This of course was wrong as oncogenes promote normal cell division and growth as well as the repair and replacement of damaged cells. Cancer starts when one out of as many as one trillion cells goes awry. When first damaged the cell loses its external controls and

Nuclear Medicine There are many things to be said about Nuclear Medicine. During the 20th century the world has seen many changes in medicine. One of the most ingenious creations of the century in the health field is Nuclear Medicine and Radiology. It is easily argued that modern medicine is the greatest accomplishment in human history1. This is a very big achievement, in the fact that there have been some extraordinary inventions. Just to name a few: electricity, the telephone and e

I went to Hawaii on vacation to get a tan, but I got something else instead. Ultraviolet rays are stronger, and hotter near the equator. When I got home I got x-rays. I was sent for treatment with gamma rays. Wow! What a vacation. It was so hot that I had to jump into a pool just to cool off. Ultraviolet rays have wavelengths between 10nm and 430 nm. They also have a very high frequency of about 10,000,000,000,000,000 Hz.- 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 Hz. Photon energy emissions a

With most old aged people the chance of cancer rises. The best way to help combat this for the older people is secondary prevention. This type of prevention involves screening tests or examinations, which help with early detection of cancer. The sooner that the cancer is found the better the chances of defeating it. For this screening to be applicable, the disease must be common and curable. Screening people at the age of 60 could help decrease the number of deaths because it will mos

MN Talking Points On Colon Cancer Treatment and Prevention As representatives of the citizens of New York State, we have a responsibility to ensure that everyone has access to the highest quality health care possible. As a State Senator. I have worked aggressively to fight for increased funding for cancer education and prevention, and to improve and expand health care coverage and treatment, including legislation we are working hard to approve -- the Women s Health and Wellness Act -- whic

 “Conventional medicine has little to learn from alternative medicine”. Today many people in the UK and US choose to be treated by methods that are not based on Western scientific methods, that is the science and practice of medicine which is standard in the West. These methods are known as “Alternative medicine” or “Complementary medicine” ,which include homeopathy, acupuncture, osteopathy, aromatherapy, chiropractic medicine, and reflexology among others. Chine

Veterinarian Medicine plays a big role in the United States. Helping animals is the biggest concern of all veterinarians. When getting a puppy, you should bring it to the vet for 3 check-ups before it starts on it's annual shot and check-up. Veterinarains look over the animal and see if it has any signs of worms or respiratory problems. If any of these problems are found, medicine will be given for about a month or so. I have been working at a veterinarian's clinic for about 2 years n

Finding a hero today is not a very easy thing to do. Especially a hero comparable to Beowulf. After thinking for a long time the closest person I could think of is Lance Armstrong. He is a two-time Tour de France winner who was survived testicular cancer. Lance won the Tour de France in 1996. Shortly after he was diagnosed with a rare form of testicular cancer that spread to his stomach, lungs, and brain. He had 11 masses in just his lungs some of which the size of golf balls. After h

David Black's book Medicine Man chronicles Aaron Kenigsberg's third year of medical school. In the process of describing his hectic life it teaches the reader three very important things. It educates the reader about the future of medicine, it shows how dedicated a doctor must truly be, and it contrasts the medicine of the past with that of the present and future. Aaron Kenigsberg's entire third year of medical school seems to be one of harried excitement. The constant activi

Norman Cousins’ book Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient is the story of one man’s ablity to overcome the typical medical model of dealing with a disability, and how the mind is an amazing healing tool. This book is not just about Norman’s disability, bu also about his belief that if you want something bad enough, you can get it. I found this book particulatly interesting because I am currently trying get off my allergy medication, and cure myself through