Monday, March 31, 2014

Erik Christensen's First Post

Hi all,
My name is Erik Christensen and I am a sophomore biology major.  I have no personal experiences with cancer but I have always been fascinated by its incurability, with its many different strains effecting the body in their own way.  I would like to know more about the treatments available and what these treatments do to help limit the growth and/or effects of cancer.  The following figure shows cancer as being the leading cause of death in children 5-24 years of age, and one of the leading causes for children age 1-4.  

This link navigates to the website where the previous image was found and delves into the different types of cancer found in children.  I find it tragic that children are killed by cancer, which makes it more important to work toward prevention and treatment of the disease.