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.
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PATHOPHYSIOLOGY Student`s Name: Professor`s Name: Course Title: Date: Introduction Cancer is a collection of related diseases in which the body`s cells divide uncontrollably and spread into different tissues of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the human body except the hair and teeth. Most notably, cancer occurs in regions of the body where cell division is at its highest. The human hair and teeth are regions where cell division and growth are normally slow and probably stop at some point in life. As a result, cancerous cells cannot start in these places (Kleinsmith, Kerrigan, Spangler, 2001). In normal cell division cycles, cells grow and then divide either through the process of mitosis or meiosis to form new cells that are in urgent need by the body. When such new cells form, the old cells begin to grow old or become damaged in the process of division. Therefore, they die and the new cells replace them. Cancer, however, develops when this systematic process of cell division is interrupted. Cells become abnormal in cancer development as old and damaged cells survive when they should be dead. Further, new cells continue to be added in an uncontrollable rate to form growths referred to as tumors. Tumors are generally solid in nature and comprise dense masses of tissue. However, cancers of the blood (such as leukemia) do not form suc