What is the second most common cause of death for Americans? One would be surprised that it is cancer. This deadly disease takes millions of lives daily, but still to this day, we do not have a cure for it. When cancer is mentioned, people usually do not want to talk about it, however, cancer is something that everyone needs to be informed about. Once someone is well informed on what cancer is, knows what the signs and symptoms of it are, and is aware of how to prevent it, the number of people that get cancer will decrease.
The incidence of skin cancers is rapidly increasing. There are different types of skin cancers which include Actinic keratoses, Basal cell carcinoma, Squamous cell carcinoma, Melanoma cancer, and Merkel cell carcinoma. Actinic keratoses (AK): These are dry, scaly patches or spots that are precancerous growths. They occur in people who usually have fair skin color. Most Actinic keratoses patients develop their first cancer after 40 years of age because Actinic keratosis tends to develop after years of sun exposure.
The biggest wish I have is for there to be a harmless cure for cancer. I wish this because in the past couple years/months people with the biggest hearts always seem to die of some certain kind of cancer. There are many good and bad things about this, but mostly it 's good things. The good things is that there wouldn 't be anymore cancer and less people would die. All of our family/friends could still be with us today if it wasn 't for cancer.
Cutaneous metastasis occurs when cancer cells from the body spread secondarily to the skin. Metastatic skin lesions may originate from melanoma or breast, lung, colon, and various other types of cancer. The cancer cells travel through the lymphatics and blood to reach the skin or the cancer may spread directly to the skin through a surgical scar. Skin metastases typically present after the primary cancer has been diagnosed, but in some cases they may be the presenting sign of cancer. The nonspecific skin findings are firm, mobile, painless pink nodules or papules that may become ulcerated.
According to Gerber (2008, p.312) the drugs involved in targeted therapy works initially by preventing the growth of cancerous cells. Targeted therapy interrupts the specific molecules which are required for growth and development of a tumor. It blocks the proliferation of cancer cells. Gerber’s (2008, p.311) studies show that the targeted therapy drugs are used to treat many malignancies including breast, colorectal, lung and pancreatic cancers as well as lymphoma, leukemia and multiple myelomas. The main two types of targeted therapy include monoclonal antibodies and small molecule inhibitors.
One of the main ways skin cancer is caused is by too much sun exposure, tanning, and sunburn. The exposure of ultraviolet-A and ultraviolet-B rays are another cause causing the skin to form skin cancer. There are three main types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, squamous-cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. The first type, according to Gale Ency of Cancer is basal cell carcinoma and it is the most common form of skin cancer; it occurs in the lowest layer of the epidermis.It is the cancer of the basal cells which are the cells that produce new cells (“Skin Cancer”). This cancer looks like a bump that is red, wrinkly, and scaly.
October’s Lupus Awareness Month wear purple to bring awareness to the disease. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that could take years to diagnose because symptoms can disguise as other illnesses. The disease produces autoantibodies that attack healthy cells, including skin, joint, heart, lungs, kidneys, and brain. Lupus affects approximately 1.5 million Americans, mostly women. Pregnancy can trigger the disease due to women of childbearing years being more at risk of having Lupus.
Cancer has been recently claiming more lives than it did in the past. I have had friends and close relatives die from various types of cancer in their prime ages. People have been blaming the out break of cancer on the food we eat and the chemicals that are added to them, whiles others claim the air and water we drink is heavily toxic. Cancer begins in the cells that are found in the body and then grow out of control by spreading all over the other parts of the body. Any type of cells in the body can be cancerous and has the ability to spread to the rest of the body.
In the end he became delirious and pulled his breathing tube and caused death when his heart stopped. Chicken pox in adults usually causes a more severe than cases seen in children. Adults can develop bacterial infections that cause sepsis. It can also cause pneumonia, encephalitis and toxic shock syndrome. Cases in adults unlike most childhood cases can develop into life threatening complications as the case in this chapter showed.
Skin cancer Artificial tanning is often associated with skin cancer. The most dangerous form of skin cancer is melanoma which begins in the epidermal cells. However, if it 's detected in its early stages, this form of skin cancer may be curable. The most common symptoms of melanoma are unexplained scaliness, bleeding on the skin 's surface, dark pigmentation and any other spot of your skin which feels painful and itchy. However, to avoid these skin disorders, you shouldn 't use UV radiation, because these can damage the DNA in your skin cells.
Once those factors have been determined, surgery is performed. Some of the forms of surgery include excision, which is numbing the skin with the cancer and then cutting it off, cryosurgery, in which the doctor freezes the skin cancer, thus killing it, there is also immunotherapy, which is imply allowing the immune system to fight the cancer. Since skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer there is, there are lots of statistics for it. Each year, Over 6.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people. One in five Americans who live to age 65 will have either BCC or SCC at least once.
Symptoms of skin cancer appear in certain places in the body such as redness in certain areas of the skin, other areas away from the natural redness of the skin. (6) Itching affects certain parts of the skin and it is one of the most important symptoms that show periods of intermittent. (6) continuous skin infections are one of the main symptoms of skin cancer, in addition to blue or red spots that appear on the skin. (6) Also symptoms of skin cancer in young people is having protuberances on the skin. (8) Skin cancer can be cured depending on the size of the tumor, its type, depth and location.
Tie to the audience- Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. Each year in the US, nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer. C. Credentials- I have researched this subject, and I am passionate about it, because I had a cancer scare D. Purpose: Today I want to encourage you to protect yourself from the pain, and even death that can result from skin cancer. E. Thesis: The best defense against skin cancer is to be informed and to protect your self from the harmful ultra-violet rays of the sun. I 'm going to describe what skin cancer is, explain to you how to protect yourselves from this disease, and inform you what could happen if you don 't protect yourself.
Scientist assume that they run in the family and may result from the sun. Symptoms of moles are a dark color or round shape on skin. Moles can cause skin cancer. If moles appear to be a dark black color or look asymmetrical, that may be a sign of skin cancer. Three different skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.
Cancer Research Project By: Kelly Reese Cancer is the disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. Cancer has affected 13.7 million people since 2012. It affects people and animals in different ways. This disease makes people ill and can even cause death. Even though the cells are in everyone’s bodies you may never become sick with this disease.