The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Together with its supporters, ACS is committed to helping people stay well and get well by finding cures and by fighting back.
1) Imagine that a family friend or colleague has just been diagnosed with cancer. Explain how the American Cancer Society might provide education and support. What ACS services would you recommend and why?
2) According to statistics published by the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1.5 million new cancer cases diagnosed each year over the next decade. What factors contribute to the yearly incidence and mortality rates of various cancers in Americans? What changes in policy and practice are most likely to affect these figures over time?
1.) If a family friend or a colleague was just diagnosed with cancer, the American Cancer Society can provide education and support in a number of ways. Some ACS services that I would recommend, include the cancer support groups, and I would advise that my friend or colleague utilize the support group that focused on his or her type of cancer. The support groups are very important, due to the fact that they provide individuals with people to talk to that can understand their plight, due to the fact that many individuals within these groups are suffering from cancer themselves, or are cancer survivors. In addition, cancer ...