SKIN CANCER LAURA

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SKIN CANCER LAURA

  1. 1. SKIN CANCER BY: Laura 7th Grade social studies
  2. 2. CE R AN D SKI N C ANWH AT I S GE T I T? W DO YO UHO
  3. 3. M N CAUSES OF SKI N CANCER AI• UVA Rays (Radiation)• UVB Rays (Radiation)• Indoor Tanning-Sun Lamps-Tanning Beds/ Booths
  4. 4. UVA RADIATION• UVA is ultraviolet radiation with wavelengths between 320-400nm• UVA Rays make up 90-95% of UV radiation that reaches earth• UVA penetrates deeper layers of skin
  5. 5. UVB Radiation• Wavelength of 290-320nm• Makes up 5-10% of solar radiation that reaches earth• UVB is the strongest between 10am-4pm in April- October• UVB causes sun burn
  6. 6. RISKS of TANNING SALONS• UVA RAYS from tanning bed stronger than from the sun• Risk of Skin Cancer jumps 75% when use tanning beds before age 30• UV Radiation during indoor tanning damages DNA in skin cells• Indoor UV Radiation exposure can lead to skin aging, immune suppression, and eye damage
  7. 7. WO R S T E F F E C T E D AR E AS• North America, Cuba• Eastern Europe• Europe• Australia, Asia Pacific, and East Asia
  8. 8. • Superficial Spreading Melanoma -Most common type, found mostly in Caucasians• Nodular Melanoma - Starts as raised area• Lentigo Maligna Melanoma –Occurs mostly in elderly• Acral Lentiginous Melanoma- Least common form
  9. 9. HIGHER RISK PEOPLE• Over age 65• Fair skin, light hair, blue-green eyes• Lots of sunburns as child• Use tanning devices
  10. 10. MY SOLUTIONS• Always wear Sunscreen• Don’t stay in sun for long periods of time• Don’t use indoor tanning beds-booths
  11. 11. SOURCES• livescience.com• medicinenet.com• kidhealth.org• mayoclinic.com• cancer.stanford.edu• everydayhealth.com• ge.geglobalresearch.edu
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