Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

University of Phoenix Material Effects of Disease on the Health Care Industry: Respiratory Health

Complete the table below for 2 diseases that you have chosen that affects respiratory health. In each box, you are required to list 3-5 bulleted statements regarding the heading of that box.

Cite your sources using APA format.

This section is due in Week Five.

Chosen Respiratory Disease or Disorder
Treatment Modalities
Cultural Beliefs/Practices Affecting this Disease
Epidemiological Statistics
Available Consumer Resources
(ex. financing, information, support)
Impact on Society

Lung Cancer
Surgery: the complete removal of the lung tumor and the nearby lymph nodes in the chest.
Radiation Therapy: use of high energy x-rays or other particles to destroy cancer cells.
Chemotherapy: the use of drugs to destroy cancer cells, usually by stopping the cancer cells’ ability to grow and divide.
Targeted therapy: is a treatment that targets the cancer’s specific genes, proteins, or the tissue environment that contributes to cancer growth and survival.
Some religions rely generally on prayer for healing. They believe that treatments are unnecessary.
Many in under developed countries place their health in the hands of faith healers,witch doctors.
uninsured and underinsured patients often can not afford care.

Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States.
An estimated 158,040 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2015, accounting for approximately 27 percent of all cancer deaths.
Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, accounting for 1.8 million new cases and 1.6 million deaths in 2012.

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