By Caelan Behn & Justin Ward
What is the definition of cancer
What are the symptoms of this cancer? How does it impact the people it affects?
Depending on where the tumor is and its type, size, and extent, as well as age, health history, etc. A tumor near an optic nerve may result in vision problems, a tumor located in the front part of the brain may affect concentration, and a tumor in an area that controls motor function may cause weakness, numbness, or difficulty with speech.
What are the possible causes of brain cancer?
Fig 1 (National Cancer Institute)
Brain Cancer Cells Dividing
Fig 2 (Lieff, Jon)
Fig 3 (National Brain Tumor Society)
What happens at the cellular and molecular level?
What are the treatments of brain cancer? Are there any cures?
Work Cited For Smore
Work Cited For Smore
"Brain Cancer." MedicineNet. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2015.
"Brain Tumor." Symptoms and Causes. N.p., 02 Oct. 2015. Web. 22 Dec. 2015.
The source for this topic was covered by the Mayo clinic staff. These staff members worked together as educated and experienced people to give information on the symptoms and causes of brain cancer. Mayo clinic has a high reputation being ranked number one in all of the nation. I have heard of this hospital a few times before looking into them for information knowing that they are a good reliable information source when it comes to the field of health & care. I found little to no bias in this source beside clearly stating they are number one in many fields. The main purpose of this article is to inform readers of the symptoms, causes, and what one should do if they find that this may be happening to them. This source of information is very up to date and accurate with the copyright date being October 2nd of 2015. I feel that this organization is very good at keeping up to date with their information so that people know the Mayo Clinic as a very reliable and go to source of information. This source actually covered two of my topics showing tabs allowing you to go into finding information on other related topics. I chose this source because his was my best source covering all of my topic and providing information for other topics related to mine.
"Brain Tumor Statistics." Brain Tumor Statistics. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2015.
"Brain Tumor Symptoms, Causes, Treatment - How Are Brain Tumors Diagnosed? - MedicineNet." MedicineNet. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2015.
Friedberg, Jeremy. "Cancer: Unregulated Cell Division." YouTube. YouTube, 2014. Web. 22 Dec. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeUANxFVXKc>.
Lieff, Jon. "Inverse Relationship of Cancer and Brain Disease." Jon Lieff MD. Jon Lieff MD.com, 05 May 2013. Web. 22 Dec. 2015. <http://jonlieffmd.com/blog/inverse-relationship-of-cancer-and-brain-disease>.
Mayo Foundation. "Brain Tumor." Symptoms and Causes. Mayo Foundation, 02 Oct. 2015. Web. 22 Dec. 2015. <http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/brain-tumor/symptoms-causes/dxc-20117134>. I found the Mayo Clinic to be quite helpful while researching information for my smore in science class. The Mayo Clinic is a non-profit organization that has written thousands of articles about many types of diseases. The Mayo Clinic employs many experts and professionals on diseases and illnesses from all over the world. There is not one direct author for the brain cancer article that I used. There were many experts and professionals in the field of brain cancer that came together to write this article. Due to the fact that many different experts collaborated on writing this article there is no bias in this article. This article focus on a general overview of brain cancer so it mainly consists of facts. There is little, to no, opinionated subjects within the article. Since the article was written by a group, the likelihood for the article to be biased is decreased, because it's not just one person's perception of the illness. This article is credible also because it was written this year, the likelihood of the information changing over the course of one year is not high. The information I gathered from this source was consisted of that from many other sources. I found the information to be the same between multiple article and web pages that I read and utilized. (Caelan)
Nation Brain Tumor Society. "Treatment Options - National Brain Tumor Society." National Brain Tumor Society. National Brain Tumor Society, 2015. Web. 22 Dec. 2015. <http://braintumor.org/brain-tumor-information/treatment-options/.
National Cancer Institute. "Adult Central Nervous System Tumors Treatment." National Cancer Institute. National Cancer Institute, 25 Aug. 2015. Web. 22 Dec. 2015. <http://www.cancer.gov/types/brain/patient/adult-brain-treatment-pdq>.