Skin Cancer Informative Speech

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I. Introduction
A. Attention Getter- The sunburn you get this week could take twenty years to become skin cancer.

B. 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.

II. Body
A. Main
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A change in sensation, itchiness, tenderness, or pain

B. Main point 2- The most important defense against skin cancer is to be informed and take action to protect your self.
1. 90 percent of all skin cancers are associated with exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Paula Sauer, Senior Vice President, Pharmacy and Care Management said, “Most skin cancer can be prevented if you protect yourself when you’re in the sun. In addition to decreasing your chances of skin cancer, you can prevent other damage to your skin with the right protection,”
2. Many health and professional organizations provide recommendations for ensuring safe sun exposure. Step one is to limit direct sun exposure. Steps two wear sunscreen SPF 15 or higher. Step three wear sunglasses that block UV rays. Step 4 the most vital step to me is to check your skin regularly. Early detection is the key. By checking your skin regularly you could catch an abnormal spot early that could potentially become cancer and possibly save your life.

C. Main point 3- What do you think you will look like in twenty years? Remember the sunburn you get today may take 20 years to become skin

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