Cancer

Cancer There can be some errors at the newspapers that has been published daily. The article is about the scientific topic so there are many claims about topic.even if some claims are justified,they contradict the others or they are partially different from rights. The numbers and the proportions which give in article are incompatible. Also some informations give without evidence and there are no explanations about reasons. Numbers are really important for use to understand the information truely. Especially for the health articles such as this one. Because we can understand the increases or decreases from the statistics which are shown with numbers .As it is known that cancer is a disease involving abnormal cell growth with spread to other parts of the body. İt is also called ”Malignant Tumor”. The signs might be a new lump, abnormal bleeding, high amount of weight loss or it can be understand from the screening tests. There are more then 100 kinds of cancer types for human so there can be different signs and symptoms. There are lots of causes for cancer, tobacco use is the cause of about 22% percent. 10% percent is because of the obesity, a poor diet, lack of physical activity, and drinking alcohol. Also other factors iclude infections, environmental pollution and radiation. 5-10% percent of cancer can be because of genetic defect inherited from the parents. The increasing life standarts and medical advantages are leading to a growth in cancer cases because more people survive to an old age but despite, medical advantages means that a smaller proportion of cases are deadly. ”The number of people in Britain who develop cancer during their life has increased by more than a third in the past two decades, and the number of people who get cancer and die from another cause has doubled over the same period”. This means with the improvement of medical advantages people live longer so they come across more with alcohol tobacco or radiation. Thats why for a die cause, the possiblity of cancer amount gets higher. It is estimated that more than one in three people will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime. This was calculated using the AMP method using 2010 data for the UK. This compares to an estimated risk of 1 in 35 for men and 1 in 20 for women being diagnosed with cancer up to the age of 50 year. With the statistics it seems that there is no improvement. Sometimes numbers might be mind-bending. The numbers and percentages has been increased but it is not the same with it looks. In the past people were living less and the death causes were different. They didnt have much chance to survive from cancer because medical facilities were not enough. ”The proportion of people who develop cancer but die from other causes has also increased, from 21 per cent in 1992 to 35 per cent in 2010. The number of survivors doubled during this period from 45,000 to 90,000.” This information shows that there is a high improvement. It is estimated that more than four in 10 cancer cases could be prevented by lifestyle changes, such as not smoking, cutting back on alcohol, maintaining a healthy body weight, and avoiding excessive sun exposure. But people who beat cancer can never return to their full health and feels such as fatigue. Thats why those people who has been survived from cancer should be threaten really carefully they should take help from outside. NHS should recognise this impact on people lives to plan better services and to develop more personalised care. There are currently 2 million people in Britain with the ilness and this is expected to double within the next in 20 years. This quantity contradicts the rates. Because according to my research; in 2011, population of Britain ( England and Wales) was 56.075.912. If two million people in Britain is ill,the rate of cancer in Britain is 3,5 percent, but if 42 percent of britain is ill,the quantity of patients is 25 million. In the article these rates are totally different. In headline it says “one in four Britons will get cancer”, it is so exaggerated. Between 1991-1993, 146 people were cancer out of 100.000 people. Between 2010-2012, 102 people were cancer out of 100.000 people so ” one in four” is so exaggerated. Conditions are changing so quickly. Early detection, methods of treatment, developments in medicine reduce the rate of cancer but in the article it says “42 per cent of us will develop cancer compared to around 32 percent 30 years ago.” and it says “There are currently two million people in Britain with the illness and this is expected to double within the next 20 years.” The ratio of death because of the cancer is decreased 30 per cent but in the article it says “64 per cent of sufferers will eventually die from cancer.”

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http://www.saglikveyasam.com/ingiltere-de-kansere-bagli-olumler-azaliyor

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerstats/incidence/risk/statistics-on-the-risk-of-developing-cancer

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10103449/Half-of-Britons-will-get-cancer-during-their-life-by-2020.html

•This group working was little bit difficult for me. Because it was hard to talk with people about the project and get organized. We were four people in the group. We have our lessons in different times so it was hard to meet. Thats why we communicated from whatsapp. I always love group works because everyone can not understand everything. Each of us can understand and think from different perspective so it is good to talk and share our ideas. First we talked about the article. Everyone told their ideas about the article then everyone choosed one question and concentrated on that. At the end we shared our informations and we put all the informations and observations together. It was a different experience because ı have never been in a group work which is communicating with whatsapp.We also did group work in high school but it was easiar to communicate in school. This year this the first group work project. Group works has been started. I am sure that next one will be more easier.

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