Melanoma Chris Shiplet
Facts <ul><li>Rare type of skin cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Highest death rate (of skin cancer) </li></ul><ul><li>160,000 new...
Topics <ul><li>Causes </li></ul><ul><li>Detection, Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Types </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment </li></ul>
Causes <ul><li>Ultraviolet Radiation (UV Rays) </li></ul><ul><li>Heredity </li></ul>&
Detection, Prevention <ul><li>A  –  Asymmetrical mole-like structure </li></ul><ul><li>B  –  Border of the mole is irregul...
Detection, Prevention (cont’d) <ul><li>Minimize U/V Exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Sunscreen (30 SPF) </li></ul><ul><li>Protec...
Types <ul><li>Superficial Spreading Melanoma </li></ul><ul><li>Nodular Melanoma </li></ul><ul><li>Acral Lentiginous Melano...
Treatment <ul><li>Radiation/Chemo-therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Surgical Removal </li></ul><ul><li>1cm margins </li></ul><ul><...
Summary <ul><li>Causes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ultraviolet Radiation (UV Rays) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heredity </li></ul...
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  1. 1. Melanoma Chris Shiplet
  2. 2. Facts <ul><li>Rare type of skin cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Highest death rate (of skin cancer) </li></ul><ul><li>160,000 new cases yearly </li></ul><ul><li>48,000 deaths per year </li></ul>
  3. 3. Topics <ul><li>Causes </li></ul><ul><li>Detection, Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Types </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment </li></ul>
  4. 4. Causes <ul><li>Ultraviolet Radiation (UV Rays) </li></ul><ul><li>Heredity </li></ul>&
  5. 5. Detection, Prevention <ul><li>A – Asymmetrical mole-like structure </li></ul><ul><li>B – Border of the mole is irregular </li></ul><ul><li>C – Color; they usually have multiple colors </li></ul><ul><li>D – Diameter; moles greater than 5 mm </li></ul>
  6. 6. Detection, Prevention (cont’d) <ul><li>Minimize U/V Exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Sunscreen (30 SPF) </li></ul><ul><li>Protective clothing </li></ul>
  7. 7. Types <ul><li>Superficial Spreading Melanoma </li></ul><ul><li>Nodular Melanoma </li></ul><ul><li>Acral Lentiginous Melanoma </li></ul><ul><li>Lentigo Maligna Melanoma </li></ul>
  8. 8. Treatment <ul><li>Radiation/Chemo-therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Surgical Removal </li></ul><ul><li>1cm margins </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-ups </li></ul>
  9. 9. Summary <ul><li>Causes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ultraviolet Radiation (UV Rays) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heredity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Detection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Asymmetrical mole-like structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Border of the mole is irregular </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Color; they usually have multiple colors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diameter; moles greater than 5 mm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prevention </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimize U/V Exposure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sunscreen (30 SPF) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protective clothing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Superficial Spreading Melanoma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nodular Melanoma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acral Lentiginous Melanoma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lentigo Maligna Melanoma </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Treatment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Radiation/Chemo-therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surgical Removal </li></ul></ul>

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