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					                         Cancer Research Project

     Today you are going to the computer lab to research a
     specific type of cancer. Below is a list of cancers; you
     may choose one of these or another type of cancer. You
     will treat this research day with maturity; you will be
     doing research on a very serious disease. You never know
     if the person next to you has had this disease impact a
     loved one.



     Most Common                 Less Common
     Cancers                         Cancers
                                                   Chronic Myeloid
     Breast                 Thyroid                Leukemia
     Prostate               Stomach                Acute
     Lung                   Brain                  Lymphocitic
     Colon                  Multiple Myeloma       Leukemia
     Urinary Bladder        Esophagus              Soft Tissue
     Non-Hodgkin            Liver                  Hodgkin Lymphoma
     Lymphoma               Cervical               Testicular
     Melanoma (Skin         Acute Myeloid          Bone
     cancer)                Leukemia               Eye
     Kidney                 Chronic                Nasopharynx
     Pancreas               Lymphocytic            Ureter
     Oral Cavity            Leukemia
     Ovary



Select TWO types of cancer – they can be from the list above or
another type of your choice.
Research the answers to the following
questions and record the answer and the
website from which you got your
information. DO NOT USE WIKEPEDIA or other sites that are             not
scientific!   The following sites are good places to start.

www.cdc.gov
www.webmd.com
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health-information/
Cancer #1 ___________________________
   1. Give a brief description of the cancer (and the body part
      affected if necessary):


  Source:
  2. What are the symptoms of this type of cancer?


  Source:
  3. How do doctors diagnose it? In other words, what type of
     screening tests are used?



  Source:
  4. What are common treatments for this type of cancer?



  Source:
  5. What age group or group of people does this cancer affect?


  Source:
  6. List any known risk factors for this cancer:



  Source:
  7. What are some preventative measures that might protect someone
     from getting it (if you can’t find a risk factor for this type of
     cancer, you may not be able prevention, just let me know if there
     were none found)?



  Source:
  8. List 4 other interesting facts you found about this type of
     cancer


  Source:


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Cancer #2 ___________________________
   9. Give a brief description of the cancer (and the body part
      affected if necessary):


  Source:
  10.     What are the symptoms of this type of cancer?


  Source:
  11.     How do doctors diagnose it? In other words, what type of
     screening tests are used?



  Source:
  12.     What are common treatments for this type of cancer?



  Source:
  13.     What age group or group of people does this cancer affect?


  Source:
  14.     List any known risk factors for this cancer:



  Source:
  15.     What are some preventative measures that might protect
     someone from getting it (if you can’t find a risk factor for this
     type of cancer, you may not be able prevention, just let me know
     if there were none found)?



  Source:
  16.     List 4 other interesting facts you found about this type of
     cancer


  Source:
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