Bio - Coressel 1 Coressel, Scott Kokotailo, James Nguyen,...

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Coressel 1 Coressel, Scott Kokotailo, James Nguyen, Kristy Biology 101 Section # 04 MWF 10:00am September 5, 2007 Skin Cancer (Melanoma) 1) What cellular processes results in cancer (how does cancer start)? What are the known causes of skin cancer? What cells are affected by skin cancer? Ultraviolet like causes skin cancer. Three types of skin cancer are Squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma (most serious). Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that begins in a specialized skin cell called Melanocytes. Melanocytes are responsible for providing pigment to the skin. Usually form on the head, face, neck, hands, and arms. Skin cancer is most common in people who spend a lot of time in the sun and has a greater chance of affecting people who: get sunburned, have light colored skin, hair, eyes, who has a family member with skin cancer, elevation, and if one is over the age of 50. The Effects of Skin Cancer is crabs or changes in the skin that do not heal, ulcers in the skin, discoloration, and changes in existing moles.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Sledge during the Fall '08 term at CSU Fullerton.

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