CANCER. THE KEY TO CANCER CURE IS EARLY DETECTION. WHAT IS IT????. Disease caused by cells that have lost normal growth controls and that invade and destroy other tissues. Types of Cancer. Lymphomas : cancer of the immune system Leukemias : cancer of the blood-forming organs
THE KEY TO CANCER CURE IS EARLY DETECTION
Tumor – cells that form a solid mass
Benign Tumor - non-cancerous, tissue is enclosed in a capsule membrane
Malignant Tumor -cancerous, tissue not enclosed, branches out and spreads throughout body tissues
hange in bowel or bladder habits
sore that does not heal
nusual bleeding or discharge
hickening or lump in breast or elsewhere
ndigestion or difficulty in swallowing
bvious change in wart or mole
agging cough or hoarseness
THE KEY TO CANCER CURE IS EARLY DETECTIONC A U T I O N
Most early melanomas are asymmetrical: a line through the middle would not create matching halves. Common moles are round and symmetrical
The borders of early melanomas are often uneven and may have scalloped or notched edges. Common moles have smoother, more even borders.
Common moles usually are a single shade of brown. Varied shades of brown, tan, or black are often the first sign of melanoma. As melanomas progress, the colors red, white and blue may appear.
Early melanomas tend to grow larger than common moles - generally to at least the size of a pencil eraser (about 6mm, or 1/4 inch, in diameter). However, they may also be smaller.
(the two sides do not match)
Two or more