Skin Cancer:. Giana Bowers Mr. Case. Skin Cancer. Most common cancer in US Fastest increasing cancer in US 1,000,000 people have some form of skin cancer . Skin Cancer. Three main types -- basal-cell -- squamous-cell -- melanoma
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Basal Cell Carcinoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
*Seventh most common cancer in the
*One out of every 105 Americans born in 1991
will develop malignant melanoma
(compared to 1 out of 1,500 in 1935).
*The number of new cases of melanoma has more
than doubled since 1973.
Top 8 Invasive Cancers
in the U.S.
One half does not match
the other half.
The edges are ragged, notched,
The pigmentation is not uniform.
Shades of tan, brown, or black are
present. A mottled appearance.
Greater than ¼ inch. Any sudden
or continuing increase in size is
of special concern.
Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation
An increased risk of melanoma
related to the frequency of sunburns
during all periods of life. More than five
sunburns doubled the melanoma risk,
irrespective of the time in life.
Prevention of Skin Cancer
Use Sunscreen always!
Avoid Tanning Beds