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Skin Cancer (Carcinoma):

Skin Cancer (Carcinoma) By Jacob Dilliplane

What is skin cancer?:

What is skin cancer? Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. It occurs when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells triggers mutations, or genetic defects, that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors.

Signs and symptoms :

Signs and symptoms As there are different types of skin cancer there are different symptoms for each Basal cell carcinoma may appear as a shiny pearlescent or translucent bump or as a flat flesh colored lesion. Squamous cell carcinoma may appear as a hard red nodule on the body or a flat lesion with a scaly surface. Melonma may appear as a changing mole, skin lesion with irregular borders or a growing skin lesion, or hard dome shaped bumps around the body

Prevention :

Prevention In most cases, you can prevent skin cancer. If you are at high risk, stay out of the sun. When you have to be in the sun, protect yourself by covering up, wearing a hat, and applying sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. You should also have regular skin cancer screenings with your primary health care provider or dermatologist.

Risks of Skin cancer:

Risks of Skin cancer Damage to the skin can cause disfiguration, cell growth damage, and loss of the function of normal skin cells. Those with fare skin or a family history of skin cancer should take steps to prevent the disease and its damages.

How many people?:

How many people? About 3.5 million people each year are diagnosed with skin cancer. The mortality rate of the disease depends on what type of skin cancer it is, melanomas when treated early has a mortality rate of only 2%, the mortality rates however for regional and distant stage melanomas are 37% and 84% much higher.

Additional information:

Additional information Here is a website with tons of information about skin cancer. http :// /skin-cancer-information

Personal Application:

Personal Application I have met quite a few people whom have had or have skin cancer, however most of whom have had successful recoveries this is not always the case. One of my teachers had a brother pass away from skin cancer right after she was diagnosed with a stage 2 melanoma, she has since been more careful about sun exposure.

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