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How do oncologist help us understand the world around us?

By Anonymous May 20, 2009 - 2:35pm
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Im in middle school and i need to answer this question A.S.A.P. If you can aswer it please do.

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Hey there anon, I like your approach. We have e-mailed two of the nation's top oncologists to find answers for you. A note though -- sometimes they may take a day or two to get back and it looks like you may need an answer sooner than that. Another tip might be to check out this database and find an oncologist in your state.


I bet you could probably call one of their offices and they would be more than happy to be interviewed by you. Will you let us know what he or she says?

May 20, 2009 - 4:13pm
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Anonymous (reply to Tina Tran)

thank you so much for your help both of you. i appriciate it very much. this was just the info i was looking for. so thank you so much.


lexi of florida

May 20, 2009 - 5:31pm
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Lexi - just as a matter of interest, how did you happen to find this site?

We're very happy you did and hope your family chooses to come here for information, as well. :))

May 20, 2009 - 5:43pm
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Anonymous (reply to alysiak)

i found it on google. i forgot what i searched but im glad i found it because it helped alot. im glad so many nice people are will to help.

May 20, 2009 - 6:31pm

Hi Anonymous,

Your teacher is trying to teach to you to think analytically, which will help you later in high school and in college. Before I just give you an answer, what do you think?

Keep in mind, there is not just one correct answer.

May 20, 2009 - 2:41pm
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Anonymous (reply to Shannon Koehle)

what i told my teacher i though the answer was is that oncologists keep people alive so they can help us understand the world but he said i need to talk to a doctor or oncologist but im having trouble with that.

May 20, 2009 - 2:54pm
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Well, I am not personally a doctor, though I am attending nursing school, but I will see what I can do to find someone who can respond to you.

In the meantime, my first thought was similar to yours. Oncologists are capable of diagnosing cancer, to extend the lives of patients therefore giving them more time to learn about the world around them.

On another thought, researchers focusing on oncology, the study of cancer, are learning how our environments affect our bodies, sometimes producing harmful chemicals and toxins that can cause cancer. For example, it was recently thought that PBA plastic water bottles caused cancer. While this theory has temporarily been refuted, research is ongoing.

Additionally, in the past, no one knew smoking cigarettes were harmful, but now it is well known that cigarettes can cause lung cancer among other conditions like emphysema.

Also, you may want to watch some videos by Dr. Marchese. I think they will be helpful. http://www.empowher.com/users/dr-marianne-marchese

Hope this helps and I will see what we can do about finding a certified expert to answer your question.

May 20, 2009 - 3:27pm
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