Use accurate medical terminology and references to the textbook and other credible sources to respond to your choice of one of the three scenarios that follow. Label your post with the scenario you choose.
Scenario 1: John, a 72-year-old man with suspected colon cancer, underwent a colonoscopy. A large mass was found 12 centimeters proximal to the splenic flexure. In which part of the colon is this located? Describe the trace of the colonoscope’s route to the location of the mass.
Scenario 2: LaToya is studying her medical terms and comparing examples. She finds the terms gastroesophageal and esophagogastric. Should she assume that they are two ways of saying the same thing? Why or why not?
Sometimes a suffix functions independently as a medical term. Give two examples of suffixes that are also terms, and explain how they are used.
Scenario 3: Dan, a 50-year-old man, is experiencing muscle stiffness and shaky hands. In the office, you note his stooped posture. Tests reveal a deficiency of dopamine, which helps to confirm a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Knowing that there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease, Dan is upset and ambivalent about taking medication. How can you help Dan understand his condition and how his medication, levodopa plus carbidopa (Sinemet), will help him?
Support your claims and rationale with evidence and appropriately cite sources using APA style for the initial post and responses.