SOC 313 Week 1 DQ 2 Cancer Essay

SOC 313 Week 1 DQ 2 Cancer Essay

SOC 313 Week 1 DQ 2 Cancer Essay

Prior to completing this discussion, read Chapter 9 in the textbook, the “Introduction to the Miller Family” document, and review any relevant Instructor Guidance.

Our stage of life, intellectual/cognitive abilities, and sociocultural position in life, affect our perspectives and resultant behaviors about a number of conditions including cancer. Consider the information provided in the “Introduction to the Miller Family” document. Both Ella and Elías have been iagnosed with cancer. Ella has been fighting cancer with complementary and alternative methods with some success for many years. Elías, her grandson, is 10 years old and has recently been diagnosed with leukemia but has not yet begun treatment. Putting yourself in either Ella or Elías’s place, what might your perspective on your cancer be? Integrate how the stage of life, cognitive abilities, and sociocultural position of your chosen person impacts her/his perspective on his/her individual disease.


Question 1.  

Research found that quality of life was lower due to lack of pain management and spiritual counseling among young adult cancer patients.



Question 2.  

It is more likely for a higher paid individual with more flexible working circumstances to return to work than someone with less education and a more physically demanding job.




Question 3.   

Currently there is ________________ in providing cancer survivorship care.

excellent expertise

a deficiency in expertise

no need to be concerned

equal expertise


 Question 4. 

Students with cancer during their teens do better when they participate in home schooling and wait until the next school year to integrate back into their normal school.



Question 5.  

If cancer spreads from one part of the body to another,

the name of the cancer changes.

 it is said to have metastasized.

 it is called a tumor.

it is benign.


Question 6.  

In surveys about the cancer diagnosis and employment, ___________________.

a large percentage of those who had not had cancer feared they would lose their job

supervisors indicated they would hire a prospective employee with cancer history

supervisors felt a good employee would continue to perform well

there was no indication that discrimination against cancer patients/survivors exists


Question 7.  

Breast and prostate cancer are most likely to be treated with surgery and some combination of radiation, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy regardless of the stage of the cancer.




Question 8.  

Risk factors for cancer include all but:


Drug use

Toxic exposure

Educational level


Question 9. 

Which of the following is not a major concerns in end-of-life care?

providing relief from suffering

continuing ineffectual primary cancer treatment

provide social support, physical comfort and psychological relief

best possible life under the circumstances


Question 10.           

An annual report shares the ongoing results of the status of cancer in the nation based on 98% of the population.