Part 2 Integ - 1. Tattoos a) Inks must be applied to the...

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1. Tattoos a) Inks must be applied to the dermis b) Why? c) Tattoo removal i. There are many different methods, ranging from excision to laser treatments. ii. Lasers a) Requires multiple treatments. d) Results depend upon type of ink used, as well as depth of the tattoo and the color of your skin. 2. Miscellaneous terms a) hematoma b) hemangioma c) freckles d) nevus (nevi, pl.) 3. Cancers a) Skin cancer b) Risk factors: i. Outdoor exposure, latitude ii. Fair skin; genetics iv. Sunscreen? c) Basal cell carcinomas are the most common type of skin cancers, accounting for 75% of all skin cancers. d) Squamous cell carcinomas are the second most common, they typically begin as pre-existing lesions on sun-exposed skin. e) Squamous cell carcinomas are more dangerous, since they occasionally metastasize. f) Melanomas are notoriously unpredictable, accounting for 5% of all skin cancers. Melanomas metastasize rapidly. g) ABCD s of Skin Cancer ʼ i. A: Asymmetry ii. B: Border irregular, not smooth. The Integumentary System (Part 2) iii. C: Color much darker than other moles or unusual color. iv. D: Diameter 6mm or greater (size of a pencil eraser).
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2008 for the course CBIO 2200 taught by Professor Wenzel during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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Part 2 Integ - 1. Tattoos a) Inks must be applied to the...

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