assignment on cancer.docx - Running head CANCER TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT Cancer Treatment and Management Heidy Sanchez Rodriguez Grand Canyon University

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Running head: CANCER TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT Cancer Treatment and Management Heidy Sanchez Rodriguez Grand Canyon University Pathophysiology and Nursing Management October 26 th 2019
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Cancer Treatment and Management The number of deaths caused by cancer in recent years have increased globally. Cancer is a non -communicable disease that is not associated with any gender, race, phenomenological of geopolitical location a person. Everyone is at the risk of getting cancer since it is a lifestyle disease and the morbidity and mortality rate has increased recently raising an alarm for an immediate intervention. Health care providers have come up with campaigns to advocate for awareness and also for early screening which will help in early detection of the disease which will enable early treatment and management of cancer. Despite the fact there health promotion measure put in place to increase awareness the disease still remain a peril. There are two types of cancer where one result from overgrowing cell which result to tumor for example breast cancer while the other one does not result from overgrowing cells such as leukemia. Overgrowing cells in the body may cause the affected organ to fail leading to other health problems. Cancer treatment is also expensive especially in developing countries where medical services may not be very affordable. Recent studies show that approximately sixteen million individual around the world are suffering from cancer or have a history of cancer of different types and stages. Scientist have tried to come up with medication, treatment and management techniques such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy sessions to help in decreasing the burden that is brought about by the disease. There four main stages involved in cancer detection and management as discussed below. Cancer diagnosis Health care providers use different methods to confirm a suspected case of cancer and also to determine the stage of the cancer. This is done by monitoring the signs and symptoms of the patient. Methods used to confirm suspected cases of cancer include biopsy, imaging procedure, cancer blood test, cancer staging and staging number systems. Biopsy
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Cancer Treatment and Management Biopsy is a confirmatory tool used by health care providers in diagnosis of cancer. It is done by cutting off a small piece of the suspected body tissue using a razor or to scrape the tissue that is suspected to be suffering from cancer and it is taken for laboratory analysis. The
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