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  • The Importance Of Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer and early detection in low-income minority communities Breast cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women (Roubion-Johnson & Williams, 2012). According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer begins when cells in the breast start to develop out of control (ACS, 2016). The cell further develops as tumor that an individual can feel as lumps or can be seen on an x-ray. The tumor may eventually become malignant if the cells grow into the surrounding tissue (ACS, 2016). Recent studies have shown that better treatment options are available to women if the cancer can be detected at an early stage (Roubion-Johnson & Williams, 2012). In fact, the availability of screening…

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  • Clinical Practice Guideline

    screening for breast cancer in women with an average risk that is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). AHRQ a federal agency working under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which provides comprehensive and science-based information on improving the quality of healthcare. A). The following guidelines were reviewed: 1. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (ACOG). Breast cancer screening. American College of Obstetricians and…

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  • The Importance Of Breast Cancer Education

    Breast Cancer: Education is Vital Every nineteen seconds a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the world, yet controversy still surrounds the issue of breast cancer education and recommendations for screenings (ww5.komen.org). Four top organizations have introduced different recommendations on breast cancer screening, although proposed treatment plans are similar, the issue still persists. Educating women of all ages, ethnic and social backgrounds is significant because there are many…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Lumpectomy

    woman dies of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women. Every year, invasive breast cancer is diagnosed in many women alone. Doctors have not been able to find the cure yet. But thanks to nonprofit charities, such as the Susan G. Komen, researchers are receiving enough money that is donated to breast cancer to look deeper and try to find ways to cure and to help prevent such a fatal disease. Early detection of breast cancer helps prevent fatalities among men and…

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  • Evolution Of Breast Cancer Essay

    The Evolution of Breast Cancer Technology With the advancement of technology the detection of breast cancer in screenings has improved over the years, thus leading to a profuse amount of saved lives. The first sighting of breast cancer has no exact known date, but historians found evidence of breast cancer dated back to 1600 BC in Egyptian writings. (Mandal) With more knowledge about breast cancer, women and some men are able to conduct self-examinations and receive proper screenings in order to…

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  • Breast Lump Case Study Sample

    VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY College of Nursing and Health Professions Nursing 605: Advanced Health Assessment Breast Lump Case Study Jane is a 37 year old woman who presents today after finding multiple, tender breast masses last week. She reports the masses were located on the upper outer quadrant of both breasts, and were very painful. Although the pain seems to have subsided, and she no longer feels the masses, she has kept her appointment for further evaluation. She tearfully shares with you…

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  • Essay On Mammography

    Mammography is specialized medical imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to see inside the breasts. It aids in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women. It is used as a screening tool to detect early breast cancer in women experiencing no symptoms. They can also be used to detect and diagnose breast disease in women experiencing symptoms such as a lump, pain, skin dimpling or nipple discharge. It is the preferred screening examination for breast cancer as it is widely…

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  • Relationship Between Positive Future Expectations And Symptoms Of Depression

    When thinking positive, you are thinking on the bright side of what can potentially happen. Many people positively fantasize about their futures. Some people who think positive, expect positive results, as we all should. Can those positive thoughts lead to something worse eventually? I have always been taught to think positive, to never let negative thoughts get you down. Always think positive, think it into existence or it will never happen. There are people who have been taught, and…

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  • Student Work Reflective Essay

    Thomas Watson, former chairman of IBM said, “Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others, as what he does from day to day to lead himself.” In my current position, the best things I can do to strengthen and improve the teaching profession are to teach to the best of my abilities, be a professional, maintain a positive attitude, keep my focus student-centered, and influence other teachers to do the same. One of my fellow teachers, Mrs. Pam Parris, and her exceptional…

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  • Comprehensive History

    The comprehensive history and physical examination (H&P) is made up of the following nine major components: history of present illness (HPI), past medical history (PMH), family history, psychosocial, review of systems (ROS), physical examination, laboratory data, problem list, and treatment plan. The HPI section addresses the current problem for which the patient is seeking care for and its chronological development up to the present time. The elements need to be documented are location,…

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