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The American Cancer Society(ACS) has many ways to give education on a newly diagnosed cancer patient. On their website, there is a tab that is for treatment and support. There is an area where it talks about understanding your diagnosis, understanding how they got it, what type of cancer it is, and how to face their diagnosis. There is a tab where they can get help for paying and support groups that can help their families. I would definetlly first recommend the understanding your diagnosis tab, I think it is important to under stand the what when why and how of a disease. And to understand the prognosis of the type of cancer you have. I would then recommend support groups, because know that there is something in your body that can potentially kill you can be very depressing and isolating. It will be important to be around others that understand what you are going through.
Colon cancer has increased in the younger population due to the fact that their diets are poor. Not eating enough vegetables, and less exercise because of the electronic world we live in computer games have taken the place of go outside and playing. The younger generation are overweight, and unhealthy, and tobacco use is also a factor for colon cancer. “As the population’s demographics and healthcare delivery systems change and new scientific and technologic discoveries are integrated into cancer care in the coming decades, the role and practice of the oncology nurse will continue to evolve ( Mick, 2008)”.
The research that kept my attention is “You Aren’t What You Eat—You’re What You Metabolize” program. Paulette Chandler, MD, MPH, is looking out hoe the body process food, this is a colorectal cancer research. Chandler is looking at how certain foods increase levels of dietary byproducts known as “metabolites. “What the research proved is how Western diets cause colon cancer and Mediterranean diets prevent it (ACS,2017). This is a new research and it seems like further studies are being done.
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