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Skin Cancer Awareness

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Skin Cancer Awareness

  1. 1. SKIN CANCER AWARENESS Karen Healy S00090045
  2. 2. THE SKIN The skin is the largest organ in the body covering about 2 square meters. It protects us from injury and infections, water heat and cold. Helps regulate our body temperature, keeping us warn in cold conditions and cool in warm conditions. It absorbs vitamin D from the suns energy.Our Skin Does A Lot To Protect Us So We Should Protect it. • (Irish Cancer Society, 2011)
  3. 3. WHAT IS SKIN CANCER? Skin cancer is the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells of the skin. There are 3 types of skin cancer:  Basal Skin Carcinoma  Squamous Skin Carinoma  Melanoma • (National Cancer Institute, 2011)
  4. 4. SKIN CANCER IN IRELAND Between 2007 and 2009 there were 8,053 cases of skin cancer.  720 of these cases were Melanoma (National Cancer Registry, 2011) This makes Skin Cancer IRELANDS MOST COMMON CANCER More common in men (30%) than women(29%) (National Cancer Registry, 2011). This maybe due to more men than women working and playing sports outdoors.
  5. 5. THE SKIN STRUCTURE AND CANCER Squmous cells- Where SquamousSqumous Cellcells Carcinoma Occurs Where Melanoma Occurs Where Basal Skin Carcinoma occurs
  6. 6. MELANOMA Most Serious form of Skin Cancer. One of the few cancers that affect young people Occors in the melanocytes (cells that give your hair and skin its colour) It occurs on parts of the skin exposed to sun light (U.V.B rays are the primary cause for sunburns and skin cancer)
  7. 7. REAL LIFE STORIES
  8. 8. MOLE OR MELANOMA?
  9. 9. ANSWERS 1A = Mole 1B= Mole 1C= Mole 1D= Mole 1E= Mole 1F = Melanoma 1G= Melanoma 1H= Melanoma 1I = Melanoma 1J = Melanoma
  10. 10. IT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FORWITH MELANOMA AND HOW TO EXAMINE FOR IT
  11. 11. ANY QUESTIONS?

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