Explain how targeted therapy works ( in the treatment of cancer), and evaluate its effectiveness in treating cancer. You may wish to focus on a specific type of cancer Name - Vipanpreet kaur Student ID - 39298 Class - HAS-3 Word count- 1223 Targeted therapy, which first became available in the late 1990s, has had a significant impact on the treatment of cancer. Currently, because of advancement in the field of technology, various types of therapies are discovered to treat cancer.
Eric Lander believes that “there will be an enormous chat... it will contain the therapeutic road map of every trick that cancer cells have - how they form and all the ways you can defeat them, and all the ways they can escape and defeat a treatment” (Specter 57). By having more and more treatments, whether risky, life shortening or prolonged pain, doctors and scientist will soon be able to find proper treatments that bring life back
However, more research will have to be done to conclude in a definite final answer. This article concluded that the patient’s risk profile was a determining factor for a patients’ treatment options. However, a positive outcome of radical prostatectomy and ensuing patient care relied on the quality of surgical and pathological management along with the successful communication with the collaborating health professionals involved. Furthermore, operative communication between the surgeons and pathologists is imperative for ideal patient results. The procedure of a radical prostatectomy objectives are to eliminate the organ harboring the cancer, keeping the surgical margins negative, preserving urinary and erectile function (Bora,
Abbreviations are used in the medical field in order to save time and space when writing in medical records and diagnosing patients. The medical field is highly dependent on time and abbreviations allow doctors and medical workers to work more efficiently. In addition, these medical abbreviations are used universally which is helpful to prevent any confusion or misunderstandings if a patient is transferred to a different health facility. There are a various amount of abbreviations that pertain to the urinary system. For instance, IC refers to interstitial cystitis.
The dentist told him it was a shame that he wasn't able to retrieve his teeth because they were extracted cleanly. He didn't want to be seen with his teeth yanked out and the dentist had to give him implants, which was a painful and expensive procedure. He couldn't wait to get his Harley back, all repaired to the tune of twenty-five hundred dollars. He would begin his search for the guy that did this to him. In the meantime, he just stayed alone in his apartment, watching movies, mostly pornographic.
Glioblastoma Multiforme Introduction Within this paper an overview of Glioblastoma Multiforme, also known simply as Glioblastoma or GBM, the most common yet unfortunately most deadly form of brain cancer, will be provided. The purpose of this is to inform readers on the signs, symptoms and prognosis of this deadly disease in an effort to help provide a greater understanding, and to perhaps raise awareness, of a relatively unknown, yet extremely serious form of cancer. Background Glioblastoma multiforme manifests as a malignant tumor in the brain of the affected individual and is often formed of several cell types, making treatment difficult. It is the most common grade IV brain cancer and usually forms on either the temporal or frontal lobe,
This essay considers the impact of chemotherapy-induced alopecia (CIA) on ovarian cancer patient and the significant others and, the rationale for selecting it. It discusses on how the patient experience could be improved together with the professional and ethical dimension of practice. It is important to understand the feeling of a cancer patient experiencing CIA and its impact on the patient and significant others. Every cancer patient knows that chemotherapy is a cancer treatment with beneficial effect. It is also known that there will be some unwelcome side effects while receiving the treatment like hair loss.
Clinically, physician-scientists have quick/efficient thinking skills that will allow them to partake in new treatments and/or on-the-spot ideas that could help the patient more than regular current day procedures. When analyzing/reviewing research, the physician-scientist will have experience with clinical symptoms and the emotional response of patients which allows for the potential movement of new discoveries to the bed-side. Overall, physician-scientists take their skills from "bench side to bed side" allowing for a smooth transition of new innovations to the clinic but also, play important roles in communicating new medical research to the general public. Therefore, they act as important "middlemen" that are knowledgeable about the healthcare needs/problems of society and how scientific research can solve them. This allows for the physician scientist to, directly and indirectly, serve a vast number of people, more than the reach of a single physician ever
What is The Future of Sonography? Sonography, also known as Medical ultrasound has constantly gained importance in the medical field since its invention over 30 years ago. Today, significant strides have been achieved in improving the efficiency and availability of ultrasound services so that radiologists can perform critical operations remotely preventing number of preventable deaths. The future looks promising with more advancement expected in terms of increasing the scope of procedures and also treatment capabilities. Sonography has significant advantages when used to operate on internal parts of the body including vessels, joints muscles and other soft structures of the body.
Standard medical care is medicine that is commonly practiced by health professionals who hold a medical doctor or a doctor of osteopathy. Examples of complementary and alternative medicine include but are not limited to; acupuncture which would be used with a treatment, and an anticancer diet that would be used instead of treatment. Acupuncture is used to help cancer patients manage their symptoms, treat the side effects left by chemo or radiation therapy, boost red blood cell count, and enhance lymphocyte and natural killer cell activity (“Acupuncture”). This means acupuncture assists the body’s function in stimulating cell activity that provokes lymphocytes to bind to infected/tumorous cells to be able to inject cell killing proteins into them. In the article “Complementary and Alternative Medicine,” it states, CAM [complementary and alternative medicine] therapies include a wide variety of botanicals and nutritional products, such as dietary supplements, herbal supplements, and vitamins.
This is a 63-year-old male with a 10/06/1978 date of injury. He fell between two walls and injured his left knee. DIAGNOSIS: Pain in left knee 12/28/15 Progress Report stated that the patient remains off work. Current meds included Suboxone, morphine, amlodipine, maxzide, ecotrin, halfprin, testosterone injection, Norco, and dyazide. He likes his meds and denies craving.