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  • Overkill Gawande Summary

    Overkill, is an article which seems to be a follow-up of a prior article, written about medical care, health cost and doctors possible immoral motivation towards patient care. Stating that “Doctors get paid, for doing more not less” (Gawande, A. p. 6), which led to things such as over testing, over diagnosis and over treatment. The author of the article discusses these miss happenings and amidst that he seems to be pretty consistent in talking about a particular patient Mrs. E. Which, leads me…

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  • The Three Types Of Breast Cancer

    Those cancers stay inside the ducts without spreading out and are known as in situ cancers. It is also known to be called pre-cancer because a woman cannot die from Ductal Carcinoma in Situ unless it is left untreated and turns into invasive breast cancer (BOOK). About 1 in 5 new breast cancer cases will be Ductal Carcinoma in Situ. Almost all women diagnosed at this early stage of breast cancer can be cured (Cancerorg). Management of this stage is making sure the diagnosis and assessing the…

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  • The Importance Of Breast Cancer

    Introduction Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death, after skin cancer, for women in the United States (4). About 13% of women develop breast cancer, which approximately is over a quarter of a million cases of invasive breast cancer annually. Some risks factors of average women who are developing breast cancer have early onset menstruation cycles, late menopause (when your menstruation comes to an end), not being able to become pregnant, having their first pregnancy later on in…

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  • Lung Cancer Carcinogenesis

    travel via blood vessels to other portions of our body. The progression of this stage results in metastasis, which are the secondary sites for lung cancer. The most common sites of metastasis are the bones, liver, brain and adrenal glands. Lung carcinomas kills most of its victims, and is the most common cause of cancer related deaths worldwide. Lung cancer normally does not start showing signs unless it’s later stages. Most common signs and symptoms are: “Smokers cough” – a persistent…

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  • Colorectal Cancer Essay

    colon to form stool. Subsequently, the dehydrated stool then moves into the rectum for storage until signals are sent for its expulsion from the anus (Silverthorn, 2012). When carcinomas occur in either the colon or the rectum, they are collectively labeled as colorectal cancer. Despite the different locations of these carcinomas, the similarities in their pathophysiology and their origin in the same type of cells allow them to be labeled as one collective disease (Ballinger & Anggiansah,…

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  • Case Study Of Sandra Bishnoi

    Sandra Bishnoi was diagnosed with stage four cancer on January 2011. When diagnosed with this disease, she was a wife, mother of two, scientist in Chicago and a chemistry professor. Having cancer with two children ages one and four has scared and caused emotion. The oncologist considered her to do a two year plan because of how serious her condition was. Bishnoi children have helped her become a stronger person. When she didn’t have the energy, she found some to take care of their needs.…

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  • Stages Of Breast Cancer

    Breast Cancer Breast cancer all begins in the cells, when cells are normal they will grow, divide, and die off when damaged. When the process goes wrong, new cells form that the body does not need which causes a buildup of old cells called a tumor. The tumors can either be benign which means they are not cancerous, or they can be malignant-cancer causing tumors. If the tumor is not found and treated immediately the breast cancer cells can travel through lymph vessels spreading the cancer to…

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  • What Is The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks Essay

    In the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot first presents us with various descriptions about HeLa cells, such as “immortal” and “never dies”. Thus, these distinct attributes that tremendously prolonged the life of of HeLa cells make the cells become one of the most significant tools in medical fields, such as cancer treatment, vaccine development, etc. As a person who learned biology in the past, Skloot knew the facts about HeLa cells, and they conduce to the whole world;…

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  • Neoplasm Essay

    called carcinoma in situ. This means, cancer resides in the epithelium, but has not progressed to the basement membrane or surrounding tissues. This type of cancer is very unpredictable; it can take one of three courses: remain stable for an extended period of time, proceed to metastatic cancer, or revert back and disappear (Pennery, Speechley, and Rosenfield, 2009). Breast cancer can be in the lobes of the breast, called lobular carcinoma, or they can be in the ducts; called ductal carcinoma.…

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  • Gallbladder Case Study

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a primary malignancy of the liver and occurs predominantly in patients with underlying chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. Patients who develop hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) usually have no symptoms other than those related to their chronic liver disease. Suspicion for HCC should be heightened in patients with previously compensated…

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