American Cancer Society.

The nursing process is a tool that puts knowledge into practice. By utilizing this systematic problem-solving method, nurses can determine the health care needs of an individual and provide personalized care.

Write a paper (1,750-2,000 words) on cancer and approach to care based on the utilization of the nursing process. Include the following in your paper:

  1. Describe the diagnosis and staging of cancer.
  2. Describe at least three complications of cancer, the side effects of treatment, and methods to lessen physical and psychological effects.
  3. Discuss what factors contribute to the yearly incidence and mortality rates of various cancers in Americans.
  4. Explain how the American Cancer Society (ACS) might provide education and support. What ACS services would you recommend and why?
  5. Explain how the nursing process is utilized to provide safe and effective care for cancer patients across the life span. Your explanation should include each of the five phases and demonstrate the delivery of holistic and patient-focused care.
  6. Discuss how undergraduate education in liberal arts and science studies contributes to the foundation of nursing knowledge and prepares nurses to work with patients utilizing the nursing process. Consider mathematics, social and physical sciences, and science studies as an interdisciplinary research area.

You are required to cite to a minimum of four sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and relevant to nursing practice.

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           The other method of staging cancer involves using the world stage with a combination of numbers showing how much the cancer cells have affected the body. Stage 0 indicates that there is a presence of abnormal but does not necessarily indicate that a patient might have cancer but has a high probability of suffering from the disease. Stage I clarify the presence of cancerous cells, but at this stage, cancer has not spread to other surrounding cells. Stage II indicates that the cancerous cells have spread to the surrounding cell, while stage III indicates much more spread than stage II. Stage IV indicates that the spread of cancerous cells is distant, which is the last stage.

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