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Skin Cancer

A&P Prezi about Skin Cancer

Samantha Herriage

on 17 September 2012

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photo (cc) Malte Sörensen @ flickr By: Samantha Herriage Skin Cancer Almost half in United States Most common of all cancers Most serious kind Melanoma About 50,000 cases in the United States every year Develops in melanocytes Spreads to other parts of the body Causes serious illness and death Early detection is crucial. Can be cured with minor surgery Sunburns are risky. Types Superficial Nodular Lentigo maligna Most common Basal cell carcinoma Sore that looks like it gets better, then comes back and starts to bleed Mostly on the face and neck Doesn't spread More than 90% of all skin cancer in US Risks.. sun
ultraviolet radiation
therapeutic radiation Grows slowly Treatment curettage and desiccation
surgical excision
creams Men more than women Squamous cell carcinoma Actinic keratosis scalp, face, ears, and backs of the hands rough red bumps sore and tender Develop fully takes about 10 years maybe less Sun exposure Can spread Same treatment as Basal cell carcinoma
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