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GuptaLongati And Brain Cancer

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on 7 September 2013

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Transcript of GuptaLongati And Brain Cancer

Gupta Longati And Brain Cancer

BY: Dajanae Williams and Ann-katrin Valencia
Gupta Longati
Gupta Longati was a Russian scientist. He discovered brain cancer in 1873 ( the 19th century). That year, Longati was observing the brain of a deceased person who had supposedly died of a benign brain tumor.He discovered that it wasn't a normal tumor; it was a malignant growth ( cancerous).
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Brain Cancer
Our presentations subject is on one of the hardest types of cancers to treat. In its past it was commonly confused with other tumors making it impossible to treat correctly. This is the breaking down of brain cancer and Gupta Longati.
brain cancer
Brain cancer, though it is without a found cure, has many causes. The New York City health department in 1987 did a study that shows kids who live closer to telephone poles are more likely to develop brain cancer due to exposure of high magnetic fields. High levels of radiation and toxins also add to it. There are an immense amount of different types of brain cancers alone, (not to mention all cancers). Brain cancer can form from various types of brain cells or from cancer cells of other body parts, spreading to the brain (metastasized). Brain cancer causes cancer cells to grow and form cancer tissue (tumor), that interferes with brain functions . There are no early symptom but signs of the cancer later on are, seizures, nausea vomit , difficulty walking, headaches, blurry vision, memory, mental capacity, etc. Some of these things can occur in normal people, but in combination with other symptoms can be a sign.
The Impact
The discovery of brain cancer is significant because before the discovery, brain tumors and brain cancers were treated the same. You now know they are not as they are composed of two entirely different types of cells. Now doctors diagnose brain cancer through a series of x rays; CT's and MRI scans. We now know these two diseases need different treatments which is a great addition to medical knowledge. Brain cancer treatments can vary on the diagnosis of the patient, cancer type and tumor size. Major treatments are radiation therapy , chemotherapy and surgery ( cut out tumor). Most treatments try to keep side effects to a minimum, but they can be severe. surgical side effects can be brain swelling, seizures and damage to normal brain tissue. Chemotherapy can effect energy and hair loss , cause vomiting , nausea and can damage reproductive organs and cause infections. radiation has mostly the same side effects of chemotherapy but aren't as intense.

Brain Cancer
. Brain Tumor

In the years prior to Longati's discovery, brain cancer and brain tumors were treated the same, but they can produce very different results. The normal brain tumor are benign, meaning that they don't worsen over time and contain noncancerous cells. On the contrary cancerous tumors are malignant which mean they can negatively effect tissues and cells around them and spread throughout the whole body.

Ann- katrin did most of the research, and Dajanae did most of the organizing and typing but both partners learned the material and worked hard.

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