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Hematologic, Immunologic & Oncologic Disorders - Chapter Summary
This engaging chapter presents information about oncologic, hematologic and immunologic disorders. In these lessons, you'll study different types of anemia, the progression of cancer and various immune deficiency diseases. Once this chapter is complete, you should be able to do the following:
- Explain what causes anemia
- Detail the treatments associated with coagulopathies
- Describe the different types of immune deficiency diseases
- Provide information about the risk factors and screening processes for cancer
- Outline the grading and staging of the progression of cancer
- Identify general strategies for the treatment of cancer
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1. Anemia: Types and Causes
Your red blood cells have a unique design that differentiates them from all other cells. This unique design makes them exceptional oxygen carriers. But if this ability to carry oxygen is compromised, the result is a form of anemia, such as pernicious anemia, aplastic anemia or sickle cell anemia.
2. Coagulopathies: Types, Causes & Treatment
A coagulopathy is a bleeding disorder that causes excessive bleeding or excessive clotting of the blood. This lesson will discuss the types, causes, and treatments of different coagulopathies.
3. Immune Deficiency Diseases: Definitions & Types
This lesson will teach you about the immune system, what immune deficiency means, why that's dangerous, and about the important causes of such a problem, including HIV/AIDS, SCID, CVID, and more.
4. Risk Factors, Screening, Treatment, and Prevention of Cancer
Cancer prevention, screening, and treatment are three important steps in helping to beat back this devastating condition. We will discuss them, as well as the common risk factors for cancer, in this lesson.
5. The Progression of Cancer: Grading, Staging & Diagnosis
This lesson will discuss the way by which cancer is diagnosed, graded, and staged. We'll talk about what staging and grading actually mean and how and why cancers may be high or low in grade.
6. The General Treatment Strategies For Cancer
This lesson will describe the three traditional methods of treating cancer. These include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy as well as their potential uses, benefits, and side-effects. We'll also touch on other ways by which we can treat cancer.
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