BI 214 Week 7 Discussion 2 | Park University | Assignment Help
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:
minimal response given with no elaboration OR failed to complete follow-up
response and follow-up posting; all were clear and relevant, but needed more
responses were elaborated, clear, and detailed; complete responses and
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
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 BEFORE posting!