Biology: Significance of Cancer Screenings by lakendra | Jan 14, 2018 | 2D-cultask | 2 comments Cancer podcast Lakendra VanEvery Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) 2 Comments lakendra on January 14, 2018 at 7:02 pm Comment Reply lakendra on January 14, 2018 at 7:15 pm The website “Cancer Screening Overview” is helpful in justifying why it is important to get a cancer screening because it provides the reader with a definition of what a cancer screening is. Along with a definition, there are also multiple sections that give the reader more ideas and a better understanding on cancer screenings. The information is straightforward for the reader to understand, and it has easy-to-find answers to questions that the reader may have. The website explains that there are multiple types of screening tests. Lastly, the website also has multiple pages on what the user can find out about similar topics related to the subject. National Cancer Institute. (2017, April, 25). Cancer Screening Overview (PDQ)-Patient Version. Retrieved from https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/screening/patient-screening-overview-pdq The Canadian Cancer Society’s website section “Canadian Cancer Statistics Publication” is also useful because it provides the reader with statistics on cancer in the recent year of 2017. It is stated that “an estimated 206,200 new cases of and 80,800 deaths from cancer will occur in Canada in 2017” (Canadian Cancer Society). Not only are these statistics shown in an easy to find and easy to read form, but also these statistics provide not just national cancer statistics, but also statistics in individual provinces as well. The website also provides statistics in Canadians living with cancer in previous years. Lastly, there are also many links and other tabs that the website user can click on to learn more about these statistics and information. Canadian Cancer Society. (2017). Canadian Cancer Statistics publication. Retrieved from http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-101/canadian-cancer-statistics-publication/?region=on&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4ajZ7O7V2AIVBbXACh0dFQ2NEAAYASAAEgLUIvD_BwE The article “How Well Do Medical Oncologists’ Perceptions Reflect Their Patients’ Reported Physical and Psychosocial Problems?” is useful because it provides readers with categorised subtitles to help find information easily. The authors include surveys that were used to find information on patient’s physical symptoms, anxiety, depression, and perceived needs. The survey was conducted amongst 204 patients. The article also provides the results of the survey conducted, using five oncologists’ perceptions of patients’ levels of major physical symptoms. In addition, the article also has some finalized thoughts on the subject that help the reader expand their own thoughts on the topic. Newell, S., Sanson-Fisher, R.W., Girgis, A., & Bonaventura, A. (1998). How Well Do Medical Oncologists’ Perceptions Reﬂect Their Patients’ Reported Physical and Psychosocial Problems? Data from a survey of five Oncologists. American Cancer Society, 1, p.1640-1651. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/(SICI)1097-0142(19981015)83:8%3C1640::AID-CNCR21%3E3.0.CO;2-%23/full Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.