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Skin Cancer by bridgette hartley
Transcript of Skin Cancer by bridgette hartley
It is caused by a change in a cell type called Melanocyte. Melonin is then produced which causes a pigment on the skin.
Some moles that appear can be harmless but can develop over time.
In one year about 76,250 people will be diagnosed. About 44,250 is men and 32,000 is women.
About 9,180 people are expected to die from melanoma this year. Non-Melanoma This is also known as basal and Squamous.
These develop on the face, hands, and ears.
This is the more commonly diagnosed skin cancer and is rarely life threatening.
People who get this type of cancer have twice the risk of developing liver, colon or breast cancer later. It also means there is a higher risk of getting it again or getting melanoma. Skin cancer occurs when the UV light produces a chemical change that damages the DNA molecule, which is then producing errors when the DNA is replicated. The damaged cells start to divide and grow very fast. This is when the cancer starts to form in the skin. Risk Factors for Skin Cancer Excessive exposure to UV radiation (sunlight and tanning booths).
You or other family members have had skin cancer.
Multiple or unusual moles.
Severe sunburns in the past.