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Unformatted text preview: reduce alcohol consumption. Cancer affects the body how? • Can spread to other organs in the body. • Lumps and swelling may occur. • Breast pain, and discharge from the nipple. • Fatigue, depression, and anxiety can be increased. Treatment. • Lumpectomy. • Surgery to remove cancerous tissue. • Radiation therapy. • Systemic therapy (Anti-cancer drugs). • Biologic therapy (Perception is used to kill the HER2 protein in tumors). Side effects. • Psychological distress, hormonal symptoms, fatigue, nausea, hair loss, weight loss. Local support groups. • American Cancer Society Web Site and National Cancer Information Center, 1-800-227-2345. Cancer.org...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course HCA 240 taught by Professor Agnessamaniego during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10