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Wasson 1 Tanya Wasson Mrs. Scheil English 101 20 June 2016 Rough Draft Assignment Cancer affects many people in the world; one of the leading cause of this is excessive and inappropriate use of technology. Diagnostic tests, genetic technology, and radiation are methods of treatment used to treat patients with cancer. These technologies can also cause cancer at the same time if it is not used carefully by taking adequate precautions and following standardized protocols. Several scientific studies have shown that such tests are being performed unnecessarily, which increases the risk of cancer. Despite many people believing that excessive technology helps in the process of removing cancer, the effects are harmful and people should be warned about the consequences and risks of genetic technology, diagnostic tests, and radiation. Even though genetic technology can help repair the genes, it can consequently be damaged by BRCA1 and BRCA2 tests, gene therapy, and genetically modified organisms. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are human genes that produce tumor-suppressant proteins, which help repair damaged deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The BRCA genes play a significant role in stabilizing the cell's genetic material. Specific mutations of BRCA1 and BRCA2 can increase the risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer (“BRCA1 & BRCA2: Cancer Risk & Genetic Testing”). The genetic alterations can be caused by processes like mutations, insertions, deletions, amplifications, fusions and translocations. Such mutations could be caused by gene therapies leading additional genetic alterations that are cancerous (Friedman E ). A University of Pennsylvania study conducted in 2015 showed that BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations increases the
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