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Pathophysiology and Nursing Management of Clients' Health

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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?

3) Select a research program from among those funded by the American Cancer Society. Describe the program and discuss what impact the research will have on the prevention or treatment of cancer.

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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 ...

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Pathophysiology and Nursing Management of Clients' Health

Please refer to Case Study #1 in "Case Studies," below for instructions on how I have to complete the work.

CASE STUDY #1
Ms. A. is an apparently healthy 26-year-old white woman. Since the beginning of the current golf season, Ms. A has noted increased shortness of breath and low levels of energy and enthusiasm. These symptoms seem worse during her menses. Today, while playing in a golf tournament at a high, mountainous course, she became light-headed and was taken by her golfing partner to the emergency clinic. The attending physician's notes indicated a temp of 98 degrees F, an elevated heart rate and respiratory rate, and low blood pressure. Ms. A states, "Menorrhagia and dysmenorrheal have been a problem for 10-12 years, and I take 1,000 mg of aspirin every 3 to 4 hours for 6 days during menstruation." During the summer months, while playing golf, she also takes aspirin to avoid "stiffness in my joints."

Laboratory values are as follows:
â?¢ Hemoglobin = 8 g/dl
â?¢ Hematocrit = 32%
â?¢ Erythrocyte count = 3.1 x 10/mm
â?¢ RBC smear showed microcytic and hypochromic cells
â?¢ Reticulocyte count = 1.5%
â?¢ Other laboratory values were within normal limits.

QUESTION:

1) Considering the circumstances and the preliminary workup, what type of anemia does Ms. A most likely have? In an essay of about750 words, explain your answer and include rationale

2) Please Cite references to support the responses to the case studies.

3) I need to prepare this work according to the APA guidelines.

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