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My Crisis Project

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Taylor Ginger

on 8 June 2016

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I am 22 years old and I was diagnosed with melanoma
Additional information:
. I am a junior in college
. I work for Trader Joes

Interview plus surprise fact
. Bob Marley
Captain : 93k -127k
Treatment Cost: on average $10,761
Facts
.Nearly 77,000 Americans are expected to be diagnosed with the
disease in 2013, resulting in over 9,400 deaths
. Support
. Mind set
.90% of skin aging is due to the sun
STAGE
IB
WHAT IT MEANS
The tumor is either less than 1 millimeter thick and ulcerated, or
1–2 millimeters thick and not ulcerated. It has not spread to any
lymph nodes or other organs.
TREATMENT
The tumor and some surrounding tissue are removed
surgically. Usually no other treatment is necessary.

.The worst is STAGE
IV
WHAT IT MEANS
The cancer cells have spread to the lymph nodes, other organs
in the body, or areas far from the original site of the tumor.
TREATMENT
The tumor and lymph nodes that have cancer cells
are removed surgically. Additional treatment(s) may
Melanoma
.Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. Basically it is when the pigment cells within your skin start to become more cancerous. The age spike for when a person is likely to get this is 18-20s to their 60+.
. No immunity
. The most common cancer to kill 25- 29
. The second most common cancer to kill 15- 29

STAGE :IA WHAT IT MEANS The tumor is less than 1 millimeter thick. The outer layer of skin
does not look cracked or scraped (ulcerated). It has not spread to
any lymph nodes or other organs.
TREATMENT
The tumor and some surrounding tissue are removed
surgically. Usually no other treatment is necessary.


My Crisis Project
By Taylor Foster
.My Grandmother
.My Mom
.A Counselor
. Cancer Hope Network
Other countries offering it for lower cost
Bone Scan: Uses radioactive material to
find if there is any bone involvement with
your melanoma.
CT Scan: Looks for melanoma in other
organs of the body such as: abdomen (bowel
and liver), chest (lungs and lymph nodes),
neck and head.
MRI Scan: Used primarily to determine if
melanoma has spread to the brain.
PET Scan: Looks for “metabolically active”
areas in the body which may be melanoma.
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: Removal
and examination of the first lymph node(s)
to which cancer cells are likely to spread.
.The worst is
STAGE IV
WHAT IT MEANS
The cancer cells have spread to the lymph nodes, other organs
in the body, or areas far from the original site of the tumor.
TREATMENT
The tumor and lymph nodes that have cancer cells
are removed surgically. Additional treatment(s) may be recommended
Choices:
.Aggressive approach
. Nothing and let nature take it's course
.Alternative/ experimental treatment
Support
Melanoma Patient Information Page
(MPIP)
The oldest and most lively online community
for melanoma patients.
www.mpip.org


Toll-Free Helpline
Our helpline is staffed by trained oncology
social workers at CancerCare.
1 (877) 673-6460
Ask the MRF Nurse
The MRF Nurse provides free, personalized
answers to melanoma questions.
askanurse@melanoma.org
MRF Clinical Trial Finder
A free, confidential, personalized service
to help patients navigate clinical trials.
1 (800) 517-2218 or
www.emergingmed.com/networks/MRF
Prevention:
.Making sunscreen daily routine
. staying out of the sun middle of the day
. just for daily spf 30 and above and for rec spf 50 and above
.http://www.cancercare.org/diagnosis/melanoma
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