BIOL 121 Bioethics Lab Regarding Cancer.docx

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Biology 121 Bioethics Lab 1. What are some of the leading causes of cancer (list or describe at least 5)? Exposure to radiation, sun, polluted water and air, and smoking are known to cause cancer. Also, additives and pesticides is also known to cause cancer. 2. What are some things that happen to cell DNA to initiate cancer (list or describe at least 3)? a. Cancer is a disease of the cell cycle; when cells do not respond normally to the cell cycle control system. b. A mutation (change or mistake at the DNA level) can also lead to cancer. c. Genes that stop the cell for multiplying (tumor suppression genes) 3. Do you think people should be held accountable for lifestyle choices, why or why not? I believe that there is not a perfect answer to this question, every individual is different, and they confront different situations and scenarios. Generally, I would say that people should indeed be held accountable for their lifestyle choices, for example, individuals may develop cancer or other diseases based on a bad habit such as smoking, drinking or even by their eating and exercise practices. These could be prevented if they change their lifestyle to a healthier one.
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