Melanoma Informative Speech

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Many people around the world enjoy spending time in the sun. The sun is good for you. It has some healthy vitamins that you need, and the sun also makes the earth hot so that we can live. But the sun also has some disadvantages. There are a lot of disadvantages, but the one I will be talking about is getting diagnosed with melanoma. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. There are three different types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. Melanoma is the deadliest of those three. There are thousands of Americans (and many others) diagnosed with skin cancer every year “The American Cancer Society estimates that at present, more than 135,000 new cases of melanoma in the US are diagnosed in a year. In 2015, an estimated 73,870 of these will be invasive melanomas, with about 42,670 in males and 31,200 in women.” (4).…show more content…
It is one of the most effective solutions/cure to melanoma. The benefit to surgery is that if you do find the cancer in one of the earlier stages, it is usually 100% effective, and will clear any traces of melanoma. This is because during the earlier stages the melanoma just exists in one part of your body, and it’s on the surface of your skin, so not too deep. Then when the surgery is performed, all they do is cut out that specific part with the melanoma, which gets rid of it. Instead of going through a lot of pain and trouble in the later stages, you go through a simple surgery. That is a benefit to finding the cancer in the earlier stages, and getting it surgically removed. This connects to the economic factor because, when you get sick you will be missing work, usually that firm or place will have to keep you, they won’t be able to fire you because you are sick, they will still have to be giving you money. But that business is getting less work done, and losing money. Maybe not a lot of money, because they would still have other employees.

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