BI 214 Week 7 Discussion 2 | Park University | Assignment Help

BI 214 Week 7 Discussion 2 | Park University | Assignment Help 

Unit 7: Discussion 2

The topics of infectious diseases and cancer bring to mind certain diseases and certain pictures. It is important that near the end of the term you not only simply answer the questions but think about how many of the units overlap. For instance; infectious disease, overall health, and physical fitness. Think about this as you participate in these two discussion threads.

You are required to post your initial answers by midnight Wednesday; your comments on the postings of your classmates are due on Sunday at midnight. Please be sure that your comments to peers are substantive; do not simply write "I disagree"; if you disagree, go on to explain your comment and add your own insights. All initial and follow-up responses require research and appropriate citations. You should have a minimum of two postings (one initial and one/more follow-up response/s) for each thread.

The following rubric will be used to score your discussion postings:

0-3 points

Only minimal response given with no elaboration OR failed to complete follow-up postings

4-7 points

Basic response and follow-up posting; all were clear and relevant, but needed more detail.

8-10 points

All responses were elaborated, clear, and detailed; complete responses and follow-up postings.

Discussion Topic

Cancer is the general name for a group of more than 100 diseases in which cells in a part of the body begin to grow out of control. Although there are many kinds of cancer, they all start because abnormal cells grow out of control. Untreated cancers can cause serious illness and even death.

·         Choose a very specific cancer and then, using your book or another source:

o    Give the characteristics of this cancer (e.g., symptoms, organs targeted)

o    Give the incidence of this cancer

o    Is this cancer treatable and if so, what is the survival rate?

·         What lifestyle choices (if any) put people at risk for this specific cancer?

Be sure you try to select a cancer that has not already been discussed. Remember to correctly cite any source you use and if you use direct quotes, use them sparingly and include quotation marks! In order to avoid plagiarism, be sure to run your response through the Plagiarism Checker (Links to an external site.) BEFORE posting!



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