Cancer Research Paper

5074 Words Aug 12th, 2012 21 Pages
Cancer: Silent Killer

Wynne Michael David S. Gogo

Submitted to:
Ms. Katrina Q. Sundo


Cancer nowadays is very widespread.

But what is cancer?

Cancer, known medically as a malignant neoplasm, is a large group of different diseases, all involving unregulated cell growth. In cancer, cells divide and grow uncontrollably, forming malignant tumors, and invade nearby parts of the body. The cancer may also spread to more distant parts of the body through the lymphatic system or bloodstream. Not all tumors are cancerous. Benign tumors do not grow uncontrollably, do not invade neighboring tissues, and do not spread throughout the body.

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II. Nursing History

a. Past Health History

According to her “In August 2008, I went to see a colorectal doctor for a GI problem I was having. Although it was a separate health issue, I mentioned to my doctor that I had been having a little bit of blood in my stool. I also let him know about my family history of colon cancer. My grandfather passed away from colon cancer, and my mother had an early stage of the disease. At the time, I was only 39. My doctor thought it best that I have a colonoscopy to check and see if there was something wrong.
Days later, I went in for a colonoscopy. I remember my doctor came in the recovery room afterward and told me they had found a mass in my colon. He said that we should schedule surgery to remove it right away.
As soon as possible, I had the colon surgery which was done laparoscopically. Two days later, my doctor came to see me while I was recovering. I was all alone in my hospital room at the time and he told me that I had cancer.
It was stage III colon cancer. I asked my doctor to call Raul, my husband, to let him know because I didn’t know how I was going to tell him. He must have known it was going to be hard for me, and he said he had already called Raul to let him know.
Before my doctor left, he said that he was going to send an oncologist up to my room. At that point, I didn’t know what the word

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