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PSYC 4307, Assignment 2: Cancer Fall 2020

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Assignment 2 (Cancer) Instructions

1. Go to the Your Disease Risk website: https://siteman.wustl.edu/prevention/ydr/.

 Click on “Start Here” on the website and answer a series of questions.

 When you are done answering the questions, the website will give you a profile that scales your risk for

some diseases.

Your Disease Risk


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2. Explore more of the Your Disease Risk website.

 Go back to the homepage of the Your Disease Risk website by clicking on “Your Disease Risk.”

 Click on one type of cancer and answer a series of questions to assess your risk level for that cancer.

 When you are done answering the questions, the website will give you a profile that scales your risk for the type of cancer you selected as well as information about how you can lower your risk for this type of

cancer.

3. Go back to the homepage of the Your Disease Risk website by clicking on “Your Disease Risk,” and assess

your risks for at least two other types of cancer (that is, assessing your risks for at least 3 types of cancer,

including the one you did in Step 2).

 If you want, you can look at your risks for more than 3 types of cancer as well as other diseases (i.e., bronchitis & emphysema, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke) listed on the website.

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4. After you are done assessing the risks and exploring the Your Disease Risk website, write a 1- to 2-full-page paper about:

 How many and what types of cancer did you select in Step 2 and 3? If you also looked at your risks for other diseases (e.g., bronchitis & emphysema, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke), you can

mention them in your paper as well.

 What have you learned through these disease risk assessments?

 How can you (i.e., what can you do do) to lower your risks (your results/profiles given by the website often contain information about how to lower your risks for certain types of cancer)?

 What do you think of the Your Disease Risk website and why? In other words, provide a brief evaluation of the website and explain your evaluation or opinions about the website.

Important note: You are not required to do additional literature search for this assignment. However, if you

reference an original source, a research study, or an idea that is not your own, you will need to provide the

proper citations using the American Psychological Association (APA) style; otherwise, it may be considered

as plagiarism.

5. Write your paper using the required format:

 The page limit for this assignment is 1 to 2 full pages. Your paper should be within this range.

 Do not include a cover/title page or type anything (e.g., your name, my name, course number, date, assignment name) on the top of your first page. If you do, these will not count toward the minimum page

limit (1 full page).

 Remember that this is a paper; do not simply list the questions above and answer them. Use complete sentences and check your grammar. Remember to proofread your paper before turning it in.

 Your paper needs to be double-spaced with 1-inch margins and typed using 12-point Times New Roman font. Do not submit hand-written work.

 The document you submit must be one of these file types: docx or doc.

 Points will be deducted if your paper does not adhere to the required format.

6. Save your file regularly. When you are done, upload your saved word document to Canvas.

 The document you submit must be one of these file types: docx or doc.

 Please make sure that the file you upload is the final draft. Only one submission is allowed, so you may not revise the document again after you upload and submit the assignment.

This assignment must be completed and submitted individually as indicated in the course syllabus.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns about this assignment.

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