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.
In addition to vitamin D deficiency, most people have heard that indoor tanning leads to skin cancer, but not many people do anything with that information. There was an incident with lack of information of indoor tanning when a teenager discovered she had skin cancer. She was a high school junior who wanted to be tan in her sparkly white prom dress. What started as a lark soon became a 20- minute-a-day-obsession. A bleeding mole discovered at at the age of 20 sent her to the dermatologist.
“Warning: That Tan Could Be Hazardous” by Sabrina Tavernise appeared on New York Times, in the January 10, 2015. In her article, Tavernise insists that indoor tanning provides people with skin cancer which might bring them to having melanoma (the most serious type of skin cancer). Sabrina Tavernize says that many factors, including genetics, are at play with skin cancer, one of the largest is the ultraviolet light, which people get during tanning process, it exposures its non burning ray to getting melanoma. Teenage girls from different states, who were intervied said, that tan skin makes them feel “… more confident and more comfortable...,” when they walk around, but they don’t realize what the risk is. According to the information used in the article, tanning beds account approximately 400,000 cases of skin cancer in the United States each year, with 6,000 cases of melanoma.
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.
On an average day there are about a million people who go tanning on a regular basis, and of those million people, most are younger, between the ages of sixteen and twenty-nine (Hochman). People who use tanning beds before age of thirty-five have a seventy-five percent increased risk of developing melanoma (Fellingham). There are approximately 65,000 new cases nationwide of melanoma and about 9,000 deaths each year from the most preventable disease (Salsberg). Researchers said that there is a death every hour because of melanoma
Sunburn peeling, blisters and itching are all obvious signs that you have damaged your skin. UV damage is in control of 90% of your visible age things like wrinkles and loose skin can appear. Direct exposure to UV can also cause sunburnt eyes and this can cause corneal damage and can make people go blind. Melanoma is a very common skin cancer
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.
Vitiligo is a disease that causes the loss of skin color in blotches on the body. It is a condition where the extent and rate of the color loss is unpredictable and can depend greatly on the person with the condition. Vitiligo can affect any part of the skin on the body, and there are no limits on where or how much of the disease can spread (Mayo Clinic). Vitiligo is not frequent in the global population. Studies show that vitiligo has a frequency of 0.1-2.0% in the various populations (Spritz 2003). There are various factors as to which this frequency is low. For example, many people are embarrassed about the condition and chose not to come forward about it. To this day doctors cannot find the real cause of vitiligo, but doctors do have some
In conclusion tanning may be very popular and fashionable, but it poses numerous internal threats and external health threats. With the information about the threats, we need to put a stop to tanning and preserve our natural beauty. External threats such as malignant melanoma and other types of skin cancers, wrinkles, sunburn, and skin aging. These effects are very dangerous on the skin and can be avoided if the effects are known before the damage is already done. The internal health problems ruin the immune system, making it harder to fight skin cancer and other diseases.
If you have suspicions that you may have skin cancer or you have already been diagnosed with it, Dr. Jason T. Stubbs, DO, ENT of the Southern Indiana Sinus Center is an expert in skin cancer and its treatment. Our skin protects us from hot and cold temperatures, as well as infection and the rays of the sun. However, it, too, can become damaged by these things and you need to take precautions
The effects of indoor tanning General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience not to use indoor tanning beds. Thesis Statement: Organizational Pattern: problem-cause solution Introduction 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.
One health risk being overexposure to ultraviolet light, greatly increase the possibility of being diagnosed with skin cancer. Yet, the North American society is willing to “look good” at the cost of potentially dying of a skin related disease. In this case, the people of North America are showing the same ignorance as the women of the Nacirema people who bake their heads in small ovens for roughly an
Even at a young age, knowing that melanoma is very easy to get may cause the rates of this deadly cancer to drop. This is a cancer that we know how to, and can, prevent. People should be doing everything in their power to do so, for this cancer spreads fast and is most always
Becky was a 23-year-old girl who got diagnosed with a melanoma after she saw an irregular mole on the back of her leg. She said she started tanning at 17 with her mom and got a tan 2-3 times a week once she started college. She is now 27 and does not know whether or not her cancer will come back. Becky’s story is only one of many, so many people use tanning beds not knowing what they do to them or not caring. Parents encourage their kids to tan even if they know the consequences and no one is saying anything.
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.