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Skin Cancer Prezi

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on 28 May 2013

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Lets Make Skin Cancer History Skin Cancer What Is Skin Cancer? Melanoma is the most common type of skin cancer that would spread throughout the
parts of your body. It is
also the worst form of
skin cancer! Metastasis Metastasis is when skin cancer
cells spread.

They spread when, "... they break away from the original growth and enter blood vessels or lymph vessels. The cancer cells may be found in nearby lymph nodes. The cancer cells can also spread to other tissues and attach there to form new tumors that may damage those tissues.”
(Cancer Institute, 2011) How Does Skin Cancer Affect The Body? Now Your Wondering, How Do I Tell If I Have Skin Cancer? The symptoms of melanoma often occur with the change of shape, size, color or feel of an existing or even new mole. If you remember 'ABCDE' it will help you remember what to
look for! Skin cancer is cancer that forms in the tissues of the skin and makes the skin growth abnormal.
There are several types of skin cancer:
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Skin cancer forms on parts of the body that are exposed to the sun or in people who
have weakened immune systems. Fact! Continued... The symptoms of a basal cell or squamous cell often occur with a new growth, or existing growth that has change in size, color, or shape, or a sore that does not heal. A lump that is small, smooth, shiny, pale, or waxy A lump that is firm and red A sore or lump that bleeds or develops a crust or a scab A flat red spot that is rough, dry, or scaly and may become itchy or tender A red or brown patch that is rough and scaly Symptoms of Basal and Squamous Cell What Causes Skin Cancer? The main risk factor to skin cancer is exposure to harmful UV rays, which is sunlight. Sunlight can be reflected off of water, snow, and ice, through clouds, sand, pavement, windows, and windshields. Other risk factors are:
Severe, blistering sunburns
Lifetime sun exposure
Personal history
Family history
Fair skin
Medicines and/or medical conditions
Moles Treatments for Skin Cancer Treatment for skin cancer depends on the type and the stage of cancer your skin is at. It also depends on your medical history, and general health.

Usually, the goal of treatment is to cure the skin cancer and make it go away. If the cancer is found early there is a good chance that it will be able to be cured. Types of Treatment Surgery


Photodynamic therapy

Radiation therapy

Biological therapy Can Skin Cancer Be Prevented? Yes skin cancer can be prevented! To do so you need to decrease the amount of time you are in the sun, and stay away from tanning beds.

Obviously we will never be able to completely stay away from the sun, so to protect yourself from the sun you can:
• Avoid outdoor activity
• Wear long sleeves and long pants
• Wear a wide brimmed hat
• Wear sunglasses
• WEAR SUNSCREEN! Dermatologist-
Special training in treating and diagnosing skin problems • Education required- Four years to receive a bachelors degree, four years receiving your medical degree, and then three years in residency training.
• Average annual salary- $100,000- $250,000 per year.
• Duties of the job- Prevent, diagnose, and treating skin disease. Oncologist-
Special training in treating and diagnosing cancer • Education required- Four years to receive a bachelors degree, four years receiving your medical degree, and 3-8 years in residency training.

• Average annual salary- $250,000- $400,000 per year.

• Duties of the job- Prevent, diagnose, and treating cancer. They look after patients throughout their whole cancer journey from diagnosis to recovery or death. Skin cancer affects the body in a way that can be very harmful to you. Epidermis is outer layer of skin.
Damaging those cells, is damaging the DNA.
Over produces cells and leaves you with to many.
Eventually form a tumor.
If left untreated could spead throughout body and cause serious complications.
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