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Skin Cancer L27 - Chapter11 SkinCancers CancerScreening...

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Chapter 11 Skin Cancers Cancer Screening Treatment
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Cancers Cancers are classified according to their loca1on and the type of 1ssue in which they appear Carcinomas = epithelial 1ssues Adenomas = glandular 1ssues Sarcomas = connec1ve and muscular 1ssues Blastomas = embryonic 1ssues Leukemias = involving the blood Lymphomas = involving the lympha1c system
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Cancers
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Cancers
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Skin
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Skin
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Skin Cancer Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer for both men and women There are three types of skin cancer basal cell carcinoma squamous cell carcinoma melanoma
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Skin Cancer Symptoms/Screening Some cancers are diagnosed based on a set of symptoms, and others can be detected through rou1ne screening Skin cancers may have many different appearances. They can be small, shiny, waxy, scaly and rough, firm and red, crusty or bleeding, or have other features. Therefore, anything suspicious should be looked at by a physician. Some features to look for: Asymmetry: one half of the abnormal skin area is different than the other half Borders: irregular borders Color: varies from one area to another with shades of tan, brown, or black (some1mes white, red, blue) Diameter: usually (but not always) larger than 6 mm in size (diameter of a pencil eraser)Any skin growth that bleeds or will not heal
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Cancer Screening Some cancers are diagnosed based on a set of symptoms, and others can be detected through rou1ne screening
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