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    Angie Lynn is a thirty three year old Caucasian woman who has developed a Parotid Gland Tumor. The Tumor has been growing for seven years and has had a serious impact on her life. With the Psychosocial Approach, we can break down her life into three systems and create a dynamic picture. The Biological System includes things that are necessary for the physical and mental activity of a person. The Psychological System encompasses mental processes and a person’s ability to make meaning of their experiences. Lastly, the Societal System is everything else that includes social roles/behavior, communication, and culture. From a Biological point of view, her tumor itself is the subject. The tumor is affecting her physical image and is also causing…

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    Participants Participants were prospectively recruited from the cohort of consecutive patients referred to the Combined Head and Neck Clinic (CHNC) at a large tertiary hospital in Brisbane between September 2013 and November 2014. For inclusion, all patients had to have at least one parotid gland affected by either primary, metastatic or recurrent disease, and were planned to receive either definitive XRT or surgery with postoperative XRT to a prescription dose of 60Gy or greater. Patients were…

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    Femoral Popliteal Bypass A femoral popliteal bypass is a procedure to go around (bypass) a blocked artery in the leg. The artery may become blocked with plaque, which is a buildup of fat. Arteries carry oxygen and nutrients to the body. The femoral artery is in the upper part of the leg. It is the main artery that carries blood to the leg. Popliteal arteries are in the back of the knee. These arteries take blood to the lower part of the leg. This procedure uses a graft to bypass the blocked…

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    paranasal sinuses, nasal cavity, larynx, pharynx and salivary glands (World Health Organization, 2005). Surgery and radiotherapy (XRT) are the main treatment approaches for HNC, with good clinical outcomes expected depending on a range of patient factors, site/location of tumor, clinical stage and resectability of the tumor (Argiris, Karamouzis, & Raben, 2008; Platteaux, Dirix, Hermans, & Nuyts, 2010). However, despite improving survival…

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    secreting glands located throughout the palate, nasal and oral cavity. Salivary gland cancer is uncommon. Also, it is about 2% of head and neck tumors forming in the salivary glands, the majority in the parotid. The range incidence happen in the year bout 0.4 to 13.5 cases per 100,000. [14]. can distinguish this disease through know some symptoms such as pain,fluid ,draining from the ear, numbness, weakness,a lump, and trouble swallowing the most type of salivary gland cancer when gland has a…

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    Outline Introduce the problem 1-2 sentences 50 words Decades have passed and the science community researched and were still not able to discover the biological function of the pituitary gland that was said to be the " seat of the soul". Philosophers have claimed that the pituitary gland is the habitat of the soul Before criticizing the claim, articulate it clearly so that we understand why someone would make each a claim. In other words, present the argument of your opponent in debate,…

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    The Prostate Gland: An Overview: Anatomy: The prostate gland is shaped as an inverted cone in which the apex is pointing downward, the base is referring upward, and the midgland is sandwiched in between. In an antro-posterior view, the gland lies with its long axis parallel to the anterior rectal wall. It is bordered superiorly by the bladder (ventrally) and the seminal vesicles (dorsally), and inferiorly by the urogenital diaphragm (Jung and Westphalen, 2012). The prostate is separated from…

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    Essay On Pituitary Adenoma

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    Overview A pituitary adenoma is a benign growth that occurs in the pituitary gland. Sometimes when the pituitary gland becomes covered with tumor-like growths it begins to secrete an excess of hormones. Though mostly benign, these tumors can still cause problems throughout the body. Definition & Facts The pituitary gland is located below the brain and above the nasal passages. This gland belongs to a system known as the endocrine system that includes the pancreatic gland, adrenal gland,…

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    These glands are closely associated with the hypothalamus in their functionality. As such, the pituitary gland produces an array of hormones once it receives signals from the hypothalamus. These hormones are responsible for regulating the activities of the other glands, such as prolactin, which is involved in milk production, adrenocorticotropic hormone which responds to stress through a stimulation of the epinephrine, hormone responsible for the stimulation of thyroid, as well as the…

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    It’s caused by a virus that can be transmitted by swapping spit with loose women,” say Dr. Strangelove (Roth, Sullivan, 2015). After taking a look at his medical record, it seems that Glen had already had his MMR vaccinations for the mumps years ago. He had the first dose between 15-18 months old and the second dose between 4-6 months old (CDC, 2015). “The only thing you can do is sit it it out,” says Dr. Strangelove. “You see, because mumps is a virus, it doesn’t respond to antibiotics or…

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