Critical Thinking Questions On Cancer

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Critical Thinking Questions: 1. Imagine that a family friend or colleague has just been diagnosed with cancer. Explain how the American Cancer Society might provide education and support. What ACS services would you recommend and why? I would refer the colleague to all of the support services provided on the ACS website. It is imperative to get the most amount of help when affected by cancer. The more support one has, the better emotional status they will have and it may greatly impact the way the issue is dealt with. I would first advise them to speak with the Patient Navigator Program (in order to get a hold of a plan for treatment and get information regarding the cancer), then I would advise them to…show more content…
Kidney and Renal Pelvis: risk factors include smoking, obesity, hypertension. Prevention: avoiding smoking, regulating weight and hypertension with diet and exercise. Melanoma of the skin: Risk factors: exposure to UV rays, immunosuppression, exposure to ionizing radiation and some chemicals may also increase risk.. Prevention methods: using sunscreen, avoiding tanning beds, increased awareness in detection methods. - Cancer biology research and identification of bio-markers of tumor aggressiveness may help more specific treatment possibilities (ACS, 2012). “The extensive efforts to develop personalized and/or targeted therapies hold some promise as they take into account the complex molecular composition and gene expression profiles of individual tumors” (ACS, 2012). Early detection methods and guidelines for people with genetic predisposition are also going to help reduce incidence of cancer. 3. Select a research program from among those funded by the American Cancer Society. Describe the program and discuss

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