W1 Activity: Cancer
My definition of health is the condition of the body and what is wrong with it if anything. Looking at the human body as a whole and what is perfect health ie. No problems and minor issues like obesity. My definition of illness is something that is either physically or mentally wrong with a person. Does this mean a person need treatments, no because not all illnesses need treatment or can be even treated.
I feel this criterion came from many different avenues that only time and experience has molded into my way of thinking. It’s a mix of society with what people think, the media with the thousands of commercials and programs they show on the topics, family with those who have had these illnesses, personal experience as I get older or see how others deal with it, school with the education that I am taught and work with the jobs I have had and currently hold. I am sure as I get older the way I draw these conclusions will change as they do continuously with everyone with age comes knowledge.
Cancer and old age seem to be two conditions from the topic page that go hand in hand, not saying that you can’t have one without the other, but having both seem to speed up the death process from my experience. Are they both illnesses, I think yes both are illnesses that if severe enough causes death. Old age is something that you can never come back from as the body starts to decay and shut down till death finally occurs. Cancer is the better of the two because with Cancer you can be cured in either minor or major cases. Why they are illnesses, because both attack the body and both can make you sick in one form or another.