Genetic Alterations and Cancer
Write a paper (1,250-1,750 words) describing the approach to care of cancer. In addition, include the following in your paper:
1. Describe the diagnosis and staging of cancer.
2. Describe at least three complications of cancer, the side effects of treatment, and methods to lessen physical and psychological effects.
3. Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.
My suggestion for the assignment is to address cancer in general rather than focus on a specific type of cancer. Make sure you are carefully reading the assignment details as well as the assignment grading rubric as these will tell you exactly what you will be graded on.
(Hint: It is important to make the distinction between detection of possible cancer and actual diagnosis).
BELOW IS THE RUBRIC:
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1 Unsatisfactory 0-72% 0.00%
2 Less Than Satisfactory 72-75% 75.00%
3 Satisfactory 76-79% 79.00%
4 Good 80-89% 89.00%
5 Excellent 90-100% 100.00%
30.0 %Explanation of the Diagnosis and Staging of Cancers is Provided.
An explanation of the diagnosis and staging of cancers is not provided.
An explanation of the diagnosis and staging of cancers is provided but is missing relevant information.
An explanation of the diagnosis and staging of cancers is provided that meets the assignment criteria.
An explanation of the diagnosis and staging of cancers is provided that is offered in a detailed manner.
An explanation of the diagnosis and staging of cancers is provided that is offered in a detailed manner, while demonstrating higher level or critical thinking.
20.0 %At Least Three Complications of Cancer are Identified With Comprehensive Discussion of Available Treatments.
Less than three complications of cancer are identified.
At least three complications of cancer are identified but lacking a comprehensive discussion of available treatments.
At least three complications of cancer are identified with a comprehensive discussion of available treatments.
More than three complications of cancer are identified with a comprehensive discussion of available treatments.
More than three complications of cancer are identified with a comprehensive discussion of available treatments, while demonstrating higher level or critical thinking.
30.0 %Provides Recommendations to Address Physiological and Psychological Side Effects of Care.
Recommendations to address physiological and psychological side effects of care are lacking.
Recommendations to address physiological and psychological side effects of care are missing relevant information.
Recommendations to address physiological and psychological side effects of care meet the assignment criteria.
Recommendations to address physiological and psychological side effects of care are offered in a detailed manner.
Recommendations to address physiological and psychological side effects of care are offered in a detailed manner, while demonstrating higher level or critical thinking.
15.0 %Organization and Effectiveness
5.0 %Thesis Development and Purpose
Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.
Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.
Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.
Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.
Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive; contained within the thesis is the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
5.0 %Paragraph Development and Transitions
Paragraphs and transitions consistently lack unity and coherence. No apparent connections between paragraphs are established. Transitions are inappropriate to purpose and scope. Organization is disjointed.
Some paragraphs and transitions may lack logical progression of ideas, unity, coherence, and/or cohesiveness. Some degree of organization is evident.
Paragraphs are generally competent, but ideas may show some inconsistency in organization and/or in their relationships to each other.
A logical progression of ideas between paragraphs is apparent. Paragraphs exhibit a unity, coherence, and cohesiveness. Topic sentences and concluding remarks are appropriate to purpose.
There is a sophisticated construction of paragraphs and transitions. Ideas progress and relate to each other. Paragraph and transition construction guide the reader. Paragraph structure is seamless.
5.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)
Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present.
Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.
Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.
Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
2.0 %Paper Format (1- inch margins; 12-point-font; double-spaced; Times New Roman, Arial, or Courier)
Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.
Template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken; lack of control with formatting is apparent.
Template is used, and formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.
Template is fully used; There are virtually no errors in formatting style.
All format elements are correct.
3.0 %Research Citations (In-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment)
No reference page is included. No citations are used.
Reference page is present. Citations are inconsistently used.
Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be present.
Reference page is present and fully inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and GCU style is usually correct.
In-text citations and a reference page are complete. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.
100 %Total Weightage
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