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  • Essay On Colorectal Cancer

    What Is Colorectal Cancer? Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that is caused by the uncontrolled growth of malignant (cancerous) cells in the inner lining of the colon or rectum. The colon and rectum, also known as the large intestine, are parts of the digestive system. The primary function of the large intestine is to absorb water and excrete solid waste. The wall of the colon and rectum is composed of several layers. Colorectal cancer begins in the innermost layer of the wall (the mucosa) and can spread outward into the other layers and beyond. The stage, or extent, of the disease (see later) depends on how far the cancer has spread. Most colorectal cancers begin as polyps. Polyps are small, benign (noncancerous) growths that form on the inner lining of the colon or rectum. Not all polyps change into cancer. Whether or not they do depends on the type of polyp. Adenomatous polyps (adenomas) are the most common type of polyp that can change into cancer. They are what physicians refer to as a precancerous condition. Certain types of hyperplastic polyps, specifically microvesicular…

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  • Colorectal Cancer Essay

    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, 2007). Colorectal cancer can develop from…

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  • Colorectal Cancer: A Case Study

    Screening and Early Detection for Colorectal Cancer Early detection and the removal of precancerous polyps can prevent the development of more than 50% of colorectal cancers (American College of Gastroenterology 2015). Screening is an integral part of preventing colorectal cancer. Screening is the process of looking for cancer or precancer in individuals who do not have symptoms of the disease. Physicians recommend that average-risk individuals get screened every 10 years starting at age 50.…

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  • The Importance Of Colorectal Cancer Screening

    Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Estimates show that reaching desired outcomes, in terms of colorectal cancer screening, could save 18,800 lives per year (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force USPSTF, 2014). According to Cancer Statistics, 2015; estimates of new colorectal cancer cases and deaths in the United States by the end of this year are: 132,700 and 49,700 respectively. In addition, estimates of…

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  • Colorectal Cancer Research Paper

    Treatments/Managing for Colorectal cancer If you have colorectal tumor, your social insurance group will make a treatment arrange only for you. It will be founded on your necessities and may incorporate a blend of various medications. At the point when choosing which medicines to offer for colorectal malignancy, your social insurance group will consider: The area of the tumor or where the disease has returned (repeated) The stage of the cancer. Your general health. Your personal…

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  • Colorectal Cancer Article Analysis

    This article discusses how non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, may help protect against colorectal cancer. Yet, how much had to be taken, and for how long, to achieve those benefits is still being currently studied. Through some research, I found that African Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. There might be a correlation with cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer since they are both high in African Americans. Therefore, the increase…

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  • Research Paper On Colorectal Cancer

    Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells in the body. There are many types of cancer, and many people have or will be affected by cancer at some point in their life. Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the colon or rectal. Depending on where the cancer starts, it can be diagnosed as just colon cancer or rectal cancer. These cancers are very similar so they are often talked about as one. Colorectal is the third most common cancer for both men and women, not including skin…

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  • The Morality Of Active And Passive Euthanasia

    argument above. In his article titled “Active and Passive Euthanasia,” he explains two scenarios; a case involving a patient with incurable throat cancer, and another involving a baby with Down’s syndrome and a easily treatable intestinal blockage. Though these arguments cover a wide range of cases, they don’t appear to apply to Ms. Reese’s case. Throughout James Rachels’ discussion of the morality of active versus passive euthanasia, he fails to mention a case in which a patient is diagnosed…

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  • Essay On The Future Of Nursing

    2006). There are many nurses that thrive at the bedside only. Case managers many times are on the phone or computer researching and following the case in so many different ways. Even though I think every nurse is a case manager to some degree with their patients, I feel that a case manager requires a certain skill set that is not meant for everyone. According to, there is a program that screens for colon cancer as an outreach strategy for people that are uninsured or not up to…

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  • The Relationship Between Colon And Rectal Cancer

    Introduction: Cancer is defined by abnormal cell division without control. Colorectal cancer may be develop in the tissues of the colon and/or the tissues of the rectum (PubMed Health, 2015). Colon and rectal cancers arise because of changes that occur in specific genes and it has been notices that these genes play an important role to the cell cycle, angiogenesis and other mechanisms that take part in the growth of cells (Swan, 2005). Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide…

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