Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Report

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The article, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer written by Adi Ferrara is an informational general review journal article. It informs and explains to the audience what non-small cell lung cancer is. This article was published in the journal, Radiation Therapist in spring 2013.
Section 3: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, is a journal article which gave the audience an overview of what non- small cell lung cancer is. The journal article starts off by giving the audience a brief but detailed explanation of the respiratory system. In order for the audience to understand what non-small cell lung cancer is, they first have to understand the respiratory system. Before the author got in depth of what non-small cell cancer is, the author presented the audience
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The theme of this journal article was to explain to the audience the various sub types of non-small cell lung cancer, its risk factors, and the different procedures a patient has to undergo in order for them to be diagnosed with cancer. It does a great job answering a vast amount of questions the audience can have regarding the disease itself, the procedures used for prognosis and diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer, and/ or the treatment available for patients with this disease. Overall, this report was very well detailed and provided the audience with a lot of…show more content…
With that being said, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer is a journal article that was widely related to physiology. The introduction of the journal article was primarily on the physiology of the respiratory system. The author explained to the reader the components of the respiratory system and the entire physiology of it. Ferrara started off by stating; “the air we breathe enters the trachea, which branches into the 2 primary bronchi” (Ferrara, 2013, p. 61) Ferrara gave the audience a physiological description of what happens to the air we breathe once inhaled and once it enters the lungs. The author also explained the roles of bronchioles and alveoli and the anatomy of these 2 components “Terminal bronchioles conduct air, and from these bronchioles branch the respiratory bronchioles, which lead to the alveoli. The alveoli lie adjacent to a network of capillaries and gas exchange takes place between the alveoli and the capillaries” (Ferrara, 2013, p. 62). When explaining the physiology of the respiratory system, the author used physiological terms such as; visceral pleura and parietal pleura. The physiology of the metastasization of a lung tumor was also described. This report was vastly related to anatomy and physiology. Anatomy is the study of structure. The audience was provided with images showing the anatomy of the respiratory system, lungs, and transverse and cross section anatomical images of lungs. This article was
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