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Bio project

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Bio project

  1. 1. By Jorge Cervantes
  2. 2. Melanoma• The most dangerous form of skin cancer.• 100,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed in the U.S.• Unrepaired DNA damage sin cells triggers mutations and leads skin cells to double fast and form malignant tumors.
  3. 3. This is a picture of a malignant tumor
  4. 4. Risk Factors• Ultraviolet light• Fair skin• Radiation
  5. 5. Ultraviolet lightLight is an electromagneticradiation with awavelength shorter thanvisible, but longer than x-rays in the range of 10nmt400nm and energies from 3eV to 124 eV
  6. 6. Fair skin• People who have pale skin or freckles have fair skin.• Sun burns in children may have a higher risk of skin cancer.
  7. 7. Radiation• X-rays is an example of radiation but so is the light coming from the sun, and the heat coming from our body.
  8. 8. Skin Cancer• Can be caused by sun radiation.• Skin cancer usually develops in the epidermis.• skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer.
  9. 9. Standards
  10. 10. Citations• Armon Amy. “assessing your risk of melanoma” www.skincancer.about.org. nd. 6-1-12• Uknown “skin cancer foundation” www.skincancer.org. nd. 6-1-12

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