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Question 6 3 out of 3 points Based on the research you read, what is melanoma? What does excessive exposure to sunlight or tanning lights change in a cell that leads to cancers like melanoma? Be specific – what type of light causes the damage, and what is the “damage” that leads to cancer? Selected Answer: Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that produces through a process called melanogenesis that produces melanin, which is a pigment found in our skin . Excessive exposure to sunlight can penetrate under the skin and damage DNA, while damaged DNA cells will start the process of mitosis and continue to grow without regulation that cause abnormalities such as melanoma. Response Feedback: [None Given] Question 7 2 out of 2 points What is “mitotic rate” and how is it used to determine prognosis (chance of recovery)? If your mitotic rate is really high, is that a good thing or a bad thing? Why? Selected Answer: Mitotic rate is the measure of how fast the cancer cells are dividing and growing. Mitotic rate is used to find the stage of melanoma, which will determine the treatments like surgery, immunotherapy targeted therapy,
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