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Cancer Monitoring


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Cancer Monitoring

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