Case History 1 - BIOL 237 Case History 1 A 27 year old man,...

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BIOL 237 Case History 1 A 27 year old man, who works outdoors, notices a growth on the skin which includes a darkly pigmented spot surrounded by a halo of inflamed skin. This man has a very fair complexion, with numerous freckles and blond hair. Because of his job and recreational interests he spends a great deal of time outdoors and often gets sunburned in the summer time. The pigmented spot was removed surgically and sent for biopsy. It was determined to be malignant, but there was no evidence of metastasis. 1. What is the most likely diagnosis of the condition described. Explain. The diagnosis of the 27 year old man’s condition would be Basal cell carcinoma. Since the man has a fair complexion and has red hair, he is more likely to be diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma. Also, due to the constant exposure to UV radiation, the man increased his risk factor in becoming diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma. Since his pigmented spot was determined to be malignant and no evidence of metastasis, his condition
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2009 for the course BIOLOGY A&P taught by Professor Swan during the Spring '09 term at Minnesota.

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Case History 1 - BIOL 237 Case History 1 A 27 year old man,...

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