Discuss neoplasm or cancer disease processes
Recognize, describe and discuss neoplasm or cancer disease processes
Neoplasm or Cancer Disease Processes
The Human Genome Project’s Cancer Genome Atlas – Cancer Genome seeks to identify all the genetic abnormalities found in 50 major types of cancer, provides information regarding cancers under study, research highlights and provides access to publications addressing multiple cancer topics.
Review the list of Neoplasm or Cancer Disease Processes. Based on the student’s current practice area, the student will self-identify and select a neoplasm (cancer) topic from the following list:
Acute Lymphoblastic (Lymphocytic) Leukemia (ALL)
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
Students need to answer the initial discussion board question, utilize the textbook, and at a minimum 2 peer-reviewed, non-foreign journal research studies or reports.
Describe the etiology of the neoplasm topic selected and explain the pathophysiologic process associated with the cancer.
Provide demographical background data associated with the selected neoplasm; for example: Third leading cause of death in the U.S.
Identify the “chief complaint” voiced by patients; consider what takes the patient to the physician’s office or hospital?
Describe the common associated Lifestyle History, for example might include but not limited to: history of smoking, exposure to environmental irritants-would specify the type of irritant? and or associated genetic mutation.
Identify 1 common method of treatment for the selected neoplasm.
Identify and briefly discuss the diagnostic and genetic tests utilized to determine the medical diagnosis.
Briefly describe 2 major findings found during a physical examination.
A neoplasm is an abnormal growth of cells, also known as a tumor. Neoplastic diseases are conditions that cause tumor growth. Growth can be either benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous).
Benign tumors usually grow slowly and can’t spread to other tissues. Conversely, malignant tumors can grow at a slow pace, but they can also grow very fast depending on the exact tumor type. Malignant tumors carry the risk of metastasis or spreading to multiple tissues and organs.
In this article, we go over the causes of neoplastic disease, along with the disease’s symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
The exact causes of tumor growth are still being researched. In general, cancerous tumor growth is triggered by DNA mutations within your cells.
Your DNA contains genes that tell cells how to operate, grow, and divide. Your cells can’t function normally when the DNA changes. This change is what causes cells to become cancerous.
There are a number of contributing factors that can cause your genes to mutate and result in benign or malignant tumor growth. Common factors include: