Skin Cancer. Daniel M, Alice W, Grace K. 1. Definition. Skin Cancer is the most common and most treatable form of cancer. There are three types of skin cancer melanoma, basal cell, and squamos cell.
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Daniel M, Alice W, Grace K
cases of melanoma.
released by the sun.
ozone layer though some get through,
and can cause us damage.
If treatment is available, examples and details listed:
scrutinized through a microscope until no more cancer cells are left
Role of medicine:
In Biological therapy, interferon and interleukin-2 is used to stimulate the immune system to destroy cancer cells.
Role of family support given:
Family members could discourage the use of tanning beds, have activities indoors, and go to the doctor with the patient.
You should get regular check-ups by the doctor
(dermatologist), protect your skin (sunscreen with
SPF of 30, wearing hats, and protective clothing,
limit exposure to sun, especially near noon) and avoid tanning beds.
Chemotherapy, immunotherapy, cryosurgery (using extreme cold produced by liquid nitrogen to freeze cancerous cells), drugs (adrucil, aldesluekin), electrodessication