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Camille Paxton Biology for non-majors February 2, 2010 Thousands of people are diagnosed with cancer every day. Almost two years ago, one of these people was Carli Slack. Carli is currently 18 years old and has resided in St. Josephs Hospital for nearly two years. She was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on July 22, 2008. Carli has received many chemotherapy treatments and she is now currently under remission. This means that she has no more cancer cells in her blood stream. Carli Slack has also undergone two life threatening surgeries and thankfully has survived them both. Currently she only battles infections, fungus, and high fever. However she is equipped with an Endotracheal Tube to assist her breathing. Fluids in her lungs make it hard for her to breathe normal. However, now that she is eighteen, of legal age, her therapy and rehabilitation decisions are now in her
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Unformatted text preview: hands instead of her parents. Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Another name for cancer cells is malignant cells. Normal cells multiply when the body needs them, and die when the body doesnt need the cells. Cancer occurs when the cells divide too quickly or the cells do not die fast enough or maybe even not at all. This relates to what we learned because it has been suspected that defects in mitochondrial function contributes to the development and progression of cancer in humans. Mitochondria are organelles that carry out essential functions such as the regulation of cell death. Therefore when the mitochondria malfunctions, the cells do not die when they need to and this leeds to the development of cancer....
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