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In this coursework I will be assessing the possible difficulties involved in the diagnosis of the disorders from their signs and symptoms

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Unit 14 M1- Assess possible difficulties involved in the diagnosis of the disorders from their signs and symptoms In this coursework I will be assessing the possible difficulties involved in the diagnosis of the disorders from their signs and symptoms Case study A- lung cancer Peter Quinn There can be difficulties when diagnosing disorders because many signs and symptoms are similar to other disorder which is why doctors have to be thorough when making diagnosis so that they don?t miss any signs and get it mixed up with another disorders. There is no single test that can accurately diagnose cancer. The complete evaluation of a patient usually requires a thorough history and physical examination along with diagnostic testing. Many tests are needed to determine whether a person has cancer, or if another condition (such as an infection) is mimicking the symptoms of cancer. Effective diagnostic testing is used to confirm or eliminate the presence of disease, monitor the disease process, and to plan for and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment. ...read more.

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Unexplained weight loss is not the only cause of lung cancer it can also be caused by diabetes and depression. Chest infection can be a sign of lung cancer but it can also a sign of other disorders such as TB and bronchitis If you visit the GP about the signs and symptoms of tiredness and lack of energy they might think it is happening because of your lifestyle choices such as your sleeping routine and diet. Lack of energy and unexplained tiredness can be caused by lack of sleep, poor diet, not getting enough exercise or even conditions like anemia and thyroid problems. Finally you can go and visit the GP about the signs and symptoms of chest and shoulder pain, these symptoms can be symptoms of different conditions, chest and shoulder pain be a sign of heart attack as well. Even though it is taken seriously the GP could easily mistake it from the signs or symptoms of Lung cancer. ...read more.

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Not just the well-recognised ones like anaemia and thyroid problems, but also more surprising ailments, such as diabetes and food intolerance. Being overweight or underweight can cause tiredness. That?s because your body has to work harder than normal to do everyday activities. If you?re underweight, you have less muscle strength, and you may feel tired more quickly. Tiredness can often be attributed to lifestyle factors, such as drinking too much alcohol, or having a bad diet. If you drink alcohol in the evening, it tends to wake you in the middle of the night. And if you drink a lot regularly, it can make you depressed and affect your sleep. ?I?m always surprised to find how often patients who complain of tiredness are drinking far too much,? says Dr Shah. If you have a disturbed sleep pattern ? for instance if you work night shifts, sleep in the day or look after young children ? it can be difficult to get a good night?s slept, and you?ll feel tired during the day. The GP can easily mistake this by saying your tired because you don?t sleep much or its because of how you live. ...read more.

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