Harshil labs. Lastly exposure to the virus

Harshil Patel
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Cancer Assignment

 

In general cancer
is actually the abnormal production of unwanted cells that are produced due
mutation. Mutation results when there is some changes in the overall outcome of
the amino acid sequence production in the body than the other normal amino acid
sequence. The information for production of amino acid is conveyed by a gene
that is part of DNA and RNA. The cancer that is caused due when this mutations
are passed from ancestors to an individual is known as inherited cancer while
cancer caused due to exposure of the body to certain environmental factors is
known as sporadic cancer.

Talking about the
environmental factor that play an important role in the possibility of causing
cancer is Exposure of our body to harmful chemicals like radioactive chemicals
present in the chemical labs in my college, Chemicals found in some cosmetic
and body care products, chemicals found in the canned food for preserving them
and also the pesticides used in the cultivation of the specific food item,
packaging material of the food or water might contain cancer causing chemicals
used in the preparation of the packaging material. Second factor responsible is
Exposure to harmful radiation or light which includes exposure to UV light in
the chemical labs while using UV light to observe some chemical components, UV
rays from the sun, also UV rays from the Instruments containing special UV
transmitting light lamps in the chemical labs in my college. The other factor
responsible is Exposure to Air pollution which includes the smoke from chimneys
Industries, smoke from the cigar-rates, and fumes from the chemicals that I
experiment in the chemical labs. Lastly exposure to the virus and bacteria
causing cancer which includes lack of aseptic technique in clinics using
syringes, drinking unfiltered or untreated water or working with cancer causing
bacteria or virus in labs in future.

All the
environmental factors listed above are the areas from where I can be affected
to sporadic cancer. So I have to take some precautions on the areas where I am
more prone to get sporadic cancer. First of all, I need to be more precautious
while working in the chemical labs and perform my experiment with all the
safety measures possible. I have to cut my usage of canned food to minimum as
possible and also buy organically grown food and vegetables. I could wear a
full sleeve shirt or tee, wear UV protection sunglasses and apply some creams
that protect me from UV rays of sun advised by a doctor. In air polluted
environment I can keep a handkerchief over my face covering the nose so as to
breathe air and not the harmful particles and stay away from a cigar-rate smoker.
Lastly, only visit a clinic that uses new syringe for medical use, and drink
filtered or treated water.

For me to practice
all the safety measures and precautions listed above is a bit tougher to
follow. But putting it into practice day by day will help me a lot and will
turn into a habit eventually. The toughest ones are keeping a handkerchief on
face and stopping the use of canned foods and packaged foods. But practicing it
and preparing own food or growing them organically in the garden will take time
and motivation but practicing it for a while will definitely work and
eventually turn into a routine. The motivation for all this started right from
this cancer essay assignment and then the consequences on my life, my family,
my study, my friends and lastly the financial cost for the treatment of the
disease if diagnosed with cancer. According to my knowledge of my family
history of diseases no one in my family had cancer or has been diagnosed with
cancer. Looking into this, only type of cancer that I can have is sporadic
cancer that can caused due to my presence with harmful chemicals and with
canned food and the food that has packaging material containing cancer causing
chemicals.