How Do Cancer Cells Develop?

Hannah True

My Background Story

I had thyroid cancer. In 5th grade, I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. My doctor originally thought I had an enlarged thyroid , but I didn't. I had an ultrasound that September. On the 23rd of September I was diagnosed with it. I got it from my dad´s family genes. My grandpa on his side had Thyroid Cancer. I had my thyroid removed in 2014. During that summer , I had radiation and could not be by my friends or siblings.

What types of cancer are are there?

There are many types of cancer. Here are some types of cancer : Breast Cancer , Thyroid Cancer ,Brain Tumors , Cardiac Tumors, Eye Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Lung Cancer, Leukemia, Mouth Cancer, Parathyroid cancer and much more!

Cancer Treatments

There are many cancer treatments. Here is a list of treatments I found: Chemotherapy, Surgery, Radiation Therapy, Targeted Therapy , Hormone Therapy , and Immunotherapy.

How does cancer develop?

Cancer develops by one or a small group of cells that have the cancer gene from a family member or can come from a small group of cells. It can also be a stage of cancer like Stage 4. Stages refer to your extent of cancer and helps your doctor find out the best treatment plan possible. It also helps your doctor find out how serious that your cancer is.

What I learned?

I learned that getting diagnosed early will help find out the best treatment option for you and getting taken care of early will help for the rest of your life.