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Evaluation of Changes in Zinc Levels in Patients Suffering from Cancer

Mehwish Saleem Khan

Lahore College for Women University Lahore, Pakistan.
*Correspondence | Mehwish Saleem Khan, Lahore College for Women University Lahore, Pakistan; Email:


Cancer is abnormal and uncontrolled cell division. Some cancers may eventually spread into other tissues. There are more than 200 different types of cancer. Tobacco use is the cause of about 22% of cancer deaths. Another 10% are due to obesity, poor diet, lack of physical activity or excessive drinking of alcohol. Other factors include certain infections, exposure to ionizing radiation and environmental pollutants. In this study zinc level in serum of cancer patients was observed. For this purpose, the blood of 50 cancer patients was taken from MAYO HOSPITAL Lahore. The patients are suffering from different type of cancers such as, breast cancer, lung cancer, uterus cancer, oral cavity cancer, esophageal cancer, urinary bladder cancer, blood cancer and brain tumor. In addition to serum zinc level of cancer patients many other parameters were also studied such as, age limit, weight of cancer patients, effect of smoking on cancer patients, effect of radiation on cancer patients, effect of chemicals on cancer patients, infections in cancer patients and physiological changes in some patients. The experimental work had been done in city lab and research center Lahore to evaluate the serum zinc concentration. The sample zinc level is estimated by using the spectrophotometer in laboratory. The level of zinc in cancer patients was observed lower than the optimum value. Male have much lower concentration as compare to females, therefore male are more susceptible to cancer than female. In the nutshell Zinc is an effective anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent, including as a natural cancer treatment.

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Journal of Innovative Sciences


Vol.9, Iss.2, Pages 192-241


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