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Cancer Monitoring Cancer Monitoring Presentation Transcript

  • Cancer Monitoring Brendon & McKenzie
  • Most Common Types of Cancers
  • Most Common Types of Cancers
  • Worksheet
    • Individually complete the worksheet on:
      • “What do you know about Skin Cancer?”
  • Skin Cancer in Australia
    • Highest rate of skin cancer in the world
    • Most common cancer in Australia
    • Over 380,000 a year
      • 374,000 non melanoma
      • 8,500 melanoma
    • 1,500 deaths each year due to skin cancer
    • Estimated cost $300 million a year
  • Skin Cancer Risk Factors
    • UV Radiation
      • Perth experiences high to extreme levels between October-March
      • Closer to equator UV increases
    • Time of day
      • High risk 10am – 3pm
    • Protective clothing
      • SLIP SLOP SLAP WRAP
      • (SLIP SLOP SLAP SEEK SLIDE)
  • Skin Cancer Consequences
    • Basal Cell Carcinoma
      • Most common & least dangerous
    • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
      • Not as dangerous as Melanoma
    • Melanoma
      • Is most deadly form of skin cancer
      • If untreated can spread
  • Skin Cancer Treatment & Prevention
    • Treatment varies according to type
    • Melanoma
    • - Always removed by surgery
    • - Treatment in early stages
    • Basal & Squamous Carcinoma
      • Self detected
      • Removed by doctors
  • Lung Cancer in Australia
    • Smoking, largest cause of lung cancer (90%)
    • Younger someone starts smoking, higher their risk of lung cancer
    • Passive (environmental) tobacco smoke causes lung cancer but risks are less than if you yourself smoke.
  • Lung Cancer Risk Factors
    • Smoking cigarettes
    • Passive smoking
    • Work-related
      • Asbestos
      • Contact with processing of steel, nickel, chrome and coal gas
      • Radiation
  • Lung Cancer Consequences
    • Radiotherapy
    • Chemotherapy
    • Surgery
    • Emphysema
    • Pneumonia
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease
    • Coronary Heart Disease
    • Impotence
  • Lung Cancer Treatment & Prevention
    • Quitting
    • Surgery
    • Radiation therapy
    • Chemotherapy
    • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Lung Cancer
    • Animated Educational Program: http://www. virtualcancercentre .com/
  • Breast Cancer in Australia
    • Most common cancer experienced by women in Australia.
    • A woman's lifetime risk for developing breast cancer is 1 in 8.
    • Each year, over 13,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer =36 women every day
    • 9 out of 10 lumps aren’t cancer
    • Rare in males
  • Breast Cancer Risk Factors
    • Personal history
    • Genetic alterations
    • Family history
    • Physical inactivity
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Late childbearing
    • Race
    • Age
  • Breast Cancer Consequences
    • Surgery
    • Removal of breast
    • Lumpectomy
    • Mastectomy
    • Breast reconstruction
    • Chemotherapy
  • Breast Cancer Treatment & Prevention
    • Being breast aware
    • Early detection
    • Mammograms
    • Ultrasonography
    • MRIs
    • Self examination
  • Breast Cancer
    • Animated Educational Program: http://www. virtualcancercentre .com/
  • Useful Resources
    • Cancer Council WA
      • www.cancerwa.asn.au
      • Register at www.generationsunsmart.org.au for free resource kits
      • Melissa Ledger
    • SunSmart Schools
      • www.sunsmart.com.au
  • Useful Resources
    • Virtual Cancer Website
      • http://www.virtualcancercentre.com/
    • Breast Cancer
      • http://www.bcna.org.au/