Genetic Alterations and Cancer: Approach to Care

Write a paper (1,250-1,750 words) describing the approach to care of cancer. In addition, include the following in your paper:
Describe the diagnosis and staging of cancer.
Describe at least three complications of cancer, the side effects of treatment, and methods to lessen physical and psychological effects.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the

rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
Rubric
Explanation of the Diagnosis and Staging of Cancers is Provided.
At Least Three Complications of Cancer are Identified With Comprehensive Discussion of Available Treatments.

Provides Recommendations to Address Physiological and Psychological Side Effects of Care.

Textbook
1. Pathophysiology
Copstead, L. C., & Banasik, J. L. (2012) Pathophysiology (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier. ISBN: 9781455726509. (Available as eBook)
Review fundamental concepts from chapters 5 and 6.
Read chapters 7 and 11.

American Cancer Society (ACS)
I will be exploring the ACS website to answer the discussion question for my class this coming week
http://www.cancer.org/index
Read “A Tool To Balance Benefit and Harm When Deciding About Adjuvant Therapy,” by Knops, Goossens, Burger, Stalpers, and Ubbink, from the British Journal of Cancer (2009).
https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=36966891&site=ehost-live&scope=site

I have found the Mayo Clinic another good resources/reference. However, I am fine with whatever references you find to make this an excellent paper.

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