Imagine the tragedy you had brain cancer with tumors coming left and right in your head causing untreatable headaches, or imagine you had terminal lung cancer where you are gasping for air and feel as if your chest is caving in, or what about stomach cancer in which you are unable to take a bite of food without vomiting uncontrollably…well these things are undeniable awful, but what if someone were to make you live each day of life this way? How bad would that be? Well this is something people in America go through each and every day.
Using tanning beds before the age of 30 increases the risk of getting the deadliest skin cancer (Melanoma) by 59 percent (Hughe, D. 2012).Yet still, there is the question of, “ Should teens be allowed to use tanning beds?”. Tanning has proven to contribute to developing skin cancer, so tanning dramatically increases the chance of developing cancer. Also, the color skin turns from indoor tanning can be quite unnatural and it can be very obvious that the person had gone indoor tanning based on the color of their skin. To add, the conditions of the tanning beds are not as sanitary as people may think. The beds can have all the germs of the people who tanned there before because the beds are not being cleaned regularly. Teens should not be allowed to use tanning beds because of skin cancer
Attention Getter: There is an unexplained increase in skin cancer among people under the age of forty. 30 million people visit an indoor facility each year according to the indoor tanning association. That is 10 percent of the U.S. population voluntarily exposing themselves to UV radiation which causes cancer. UV radiation is a form of energy from natural and artificial sunlight. Excess amounts can cause damage to DNA in the skin. Although some argue tanning is good for you because it helps form a “base tan” and the UV exposure time is controlled. The truth is, each time you lay in a tanning bed, it increases the risk of developing skin cancer
Tanning has become very popular in today’s society. Tanned skin has become known as healthy and beautiful, when in reality tanned skin is damaged skin. Many teens start the habit of indoor tanning when preparing for a school dance or maybe another special occasion, and then they just continue to go afterwards. Indoor tanning equipment, which includes all artificial light sources, including beds, lamps, bulbs, booths, etc., emits UVA and UVB radiation. The amount of the radiation produced during indoor tanning is similar to the sun, and in some cases might be stronger than the sun ("Indoor Tanning”). There are approximately 14,000 tanning salons across the country as of early 2014, and they all have gotten very good at justifying the risky behaviors tanning beds possess. (Tavernise). There are many risks that teens take when they tan on a regular basis, therefore, tanning should be banned for minors because of the risk of developing skin cancer, the addiction it might bring on to the teens, damage it does to the skin and the cost of indoor tanning.
One million people in the U.S are diagnosed each year with some types of skin cancer. There are three major types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and of course melanoma. Most people are more familiar with melanoma and because it is the least common they continue to think they won’t get cancer. The majority of skin cancer cases are basal cell carcinomas and squamous cells carcinomas. They are malignant meaning they will not spread to other parts of the body, and are usually able to be easily removed. Like a said about melanoma a small but significant number of skin cancers are malignant melanomas. Malignant melanoma tends to spread to other parts of the body and can be deadly if not treated early. Even if you are not diagnosed with either of these skin cancers it starts as a precancerous lesions. The changes in the skin are considered dysplasia. Dysplasia can be considered by an area of red or brown rough skin and moles. Moles are simply growths on the skin and most people have 10 to 30 moles on their body. Most moles rarely develop into cancer but it is important to keep an eye on them. ("Skin Cancer: Melanoma, Basal Cell and Squamous Cell
There are many different ways to treat vitiligo. The first way to treat vitiligo is through cosmetics. Cosmetics is an easy way to add lost color to the skin and it is not a medical treatment. Cosmetic options include makeup, self tanner, or a skin dye. This is a safe way to make the vitiligo less noticeable on the skin. Second, the doctor could prescribe a topical medication in which the medicine could repigment the skin. This is an effective way to regain color on small parts of the body, but there are drawbacks such as the different side effects the medication can cause. Another way to treat vitiligo is through light treatment. Light treatment is done either through a light box or laser treatments. Light boxes are usually used to treat a widespread of vitiligo while a laser is used to treat smaller areas. Light treatment is an effective way to regain color loss but, the results can disappear over time. Next, patients can use PUVA light therapy and this type of treatment uses a UVA light and a medicine called psoralen to restore the skin 's color. This type of therapy is used to treat a widespread of vitiligo on a patient and it can be time consuming. The fifth type of treatment is surgery. This becomes an option when light therapy and medicine applied to the skin are not working. When surgery becomes the last resort, unaffected skin or skin cells are removed and are replaced with new skin cells of the same pigment
Skin cancer can be cured depending on the size of the tumor, its type, depth and location.(7) The major treatment for skin cancer is done by removing the abnormal cells, or destroyed, by topical drug therapy.(7) In most cases, the treatment of skin cancer requires only local anesthesia, and can be implemented treat skin cancer on an outpatient basis.(7) Sometimes it may not require, any extra treatment,
Keep in mind that some clients have sun tanned areas, freckles, or white patches known as vitiligo. The variations are due to different amounts of melanin in certain areas. A generalized loss of pigmentation is seen in albinism. Dark-skinned clients have lighter-colored palms, soles, nail beds, and lips. Freckle like or dark streaks of pigmentation are also common in the sclera and nail- beds of dark-skinned clients.
More and more people have cancer these days. It is almost like the plague that no one wants to talk about, and it keeps getting worse.
Other possible treatments are simple sunscreen with a sensible UVA protection, cosmetic coverup (makeup or dye) to cover the patches and having support/counseling.
Melanoma: This type of skin cancer shows up in the pigment of the skin. Many are often not diagnosed early enough because they look like moles or other discolorations on the skin. However, Melanoma cancer will have irregular shapes and an oddly shaped border. There may also be wider variations in the colors. This type of cancer is the most dangerous as it does spread quickly to other areas in the body if it is not treated. If caught early, the prognosis is
Under the age 18, getting one bad sunburn doubles the chances of getting melanoma. Melanoma is known as the most serious type of skin cancer that appears when the cells that produce melanin become cancerous. In order to prevent this fatal cancer, parents must be responsible for putting sunscreen on their children. Also, parents should set a good example for their kids. The David Cornfield Melanoma Fund is all for the prevention of Melanoma. The rhetorical effects of pathos, ethos, and logos, from the new family rule advertisement appeals to the idea that we will all be parents someday and will need to be someone to look up to when preventing this cancer.
Every year, the indoor-tanning industry makes approximately 5 billion dollars (Wingert). Tanning attracts all different kinds of people for numerous reasons. People want that crisp glow and dark skin that is not always offered during every season. With said, there is a lot of controversy on whether tanning is healthy for you or not. Most people believe that tanning is not healthy for you because of research. It is proven through research that tanning can lead in negative outcomes because of the strength of the rays, decreased vitamin D, and the increased risk for Skin Cancer
We all know someone who has visited a tanning bed. Whether the reason was to get a base tan for a vacation, or wanting a little color for prom, people who use tanning beds are the most susceptible for developing skin cancer. The negative effects of using a tanning bed, cancer and expensive treatments, are why tanning beds should be banned for everyone of all ages.
Specific Purpose: To convince my audience that a low Vitamin D level is a dangerous issue.