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Facts Of Skin Cancer

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  • 1. Facts of Skin Cancer
  • 2. Types of Skin Cancer
    • Non-Melanoma
    • 1. Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • 2. Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    • Melanoma
    • Level I-V
  • 3. Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Most common form
    • Rarely fatal, but can be disfiguring
    • More common in persons with light hair, light-colored eyes, and light complexions
    • Most often found on the head, neck and hands
  • 4. Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    • 2 nd Most common form
    • Can metastasize if not caught early
    • Results in approximately 2500 deaths each year
    • Typically found on the rim of the ear, the face, the lips and mouth
  • 5. Melanoma
    • Most deadly form of skin cancer
    • Can metastasize if not caught early
    • Is classified from Level I to Level V being most severe
    • Accounts for 3% of skin cancer cases
    • Causes more than 75% of skin cancer deaths
    • 1 person dies of melanoma nearly every hour
  • 6. Signs and Symptoms of Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Can appear as a fleshy, shiny bump or nodule
    • Red scaly patch
    • A spot that might bleed, crust over, heal, and then repeat the same cycle
    • A scar-like area
  • 7. Picture of a Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • 8. Signs and Symptoms of a Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    • May appear as a bump
    • May appear as a red scaly patch that will not heal
  • 9. Picture of a Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • 10. Sign and Symptoms of a Melanoma
    • Dark mole, greater than 6mm
    • Mole that has changed in any way
    • Mole that has Itching, Burning, Bleeding, Oozing, Pain, or is Bluish-Black in Color
    • Know the ABCD’s of Melanoma
      • A-Asymmetry
      • B-Border Irregularity
      • C-Color
      • D-Diameter
  • 11. Picture of a Melanoma
  • 12. Causes of Skin Cancers
    • Most common cause is overexposure to sunlight
    • Occasionally, but rare, contact with arsenic, exposure to radiation and complications of burns, scars vaccinations and even tattoos
    • Sometimes family history can be a contributing factor to Melanoma. It doesn’t always have to been sun exposure.
  • 13. Prevention of Skin Cancer
    • Early Detection is the best prevention
    • Do monthly self-examinations
    • See a Dermatologist on a regular basis
    • Use sunscreen on a daily basis
    • Avoid sun exposure during peak hours (between 10am and 4pm)