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Hi!

So originally I wanted to do my epq on comparing different cancer treatments but my teacher said it will end up being a scientific paper. I have 2 weeks to decide and now I am not sure what to do. I still want to talk about treatments (maybe pick one) for a specific cancer but I'm unsure on how to make it not scientific and make it so that there's many resources available ?
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You could do a paper on marijuana treatments or how certain lifestyles affect the risk of cancer, I understand that treatments about cancer is what you're going for but maybe do something on personalised medicine in cancer treatments - you're not researching anything new - there's loads to talk about in this.
You could talk about more prominent cancers that aren't talked about e.g. prostate cancer (affects up to 90% of men in their lifetime) or talk about how normal everyday things can help increase options for cancer treatment, (I'm not sure if this is a myth but feel free to check it out) such as how pregnancy tests can indicate if someone has testicular cancer.

There's lots to do. Focus on prominent cancers as they are heavily researched so it wouldn't necessarily be a scientific paper.
Original post by JA03
You could do a paper on marijuana treatments or how certain lifestyles affect the risk of cancer, I understand that treatments about cancer is what you're going for but maybe do something on personalised medicine in cancer treatments - you're not researching anything new - there's loads to talk about in this.
You could talk about more prominent cancers that aren't talked about e.g. prostate cancer (affects up to 90% of men in their lifetime) or talk about how normal everyday things can help increase options for cancer treatment, (I'm not sure if this is a myth but feel free to check it out) such as how pregnancy tests can indicate if someone has testicular cancer.

There's lots to do. Focus on prominent cancers as they are heavily researched so it wouldn't necessarily be a scientific paper.


Okay I'll take this advice. Thank you very much
(edited 1 year ago)
Cancer treatment is a vast area, so you would need to narrow it down.
You could look at "targeted" treatment, which usually means taking pills rather than intravenous chemotherapy.
There have been lots of breakthroughs in this area in the past 5 or 10 years.
You could focus on one type of cancer (bearing in mind that there are often sub-types within these), such as lung cancer.
There is also the use of proton beam therapy which is relatively new and highly specialised.
Original post by cheadle
Cancer treatment is a vast area, so you would need to narrow it down.
You could look at "targeted" treatment, which usually means taking pills rather than intravenous chemotherapy.
There have been lots of breakthroughs in this area in the past 5 or 10 years.
You could focus on one type of cancer (bearing in mind that there are often sub-types within these), such as lung cancer.
There is also the use of proton beam therapy which is relatively new and highly specialised.


Thank you so much. I think I am now writing it about cancer ( picked a specific) and race and how they linked but I'm not sure how to phrase the question so I can get the most out of it.
Well you could look at cancer types that appear to have a connection to patient ethnicity.
This article from CRUK addresses this topic and might give you some pointers as how to proceed.

https://news.cancerresearchuk.org/2022/03/02/first-data-in-a-decade-highlights-ethnic-disparities-in-cancer/#:~:text=A%20small%20number%20of%20cancer,skin%20cancer%20than%20White%20people.
Original post by cheadle
Well you could look at cancer types that appear to have a connection to patient ethnicity.
This article from CRUK addresses this topic and might give you some pointers as how to proceed.

https://news.cancerresearchuk.org/2022/03/02/first-data-in-a-decade-highlights-ethnic-disparities-in-cancer/#:~:text=A%20small%20number%20of%20cancer,skin%20cancer%20than%20White%20people.


Thank you for the help!

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