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Cell Carcinoma Research Paper

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Dr. Charles E. Crutchfield III, a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and medical director of Crutchfield Dermatology states that there are three main types of skin cancer, the most common of which is basal cell carcinoma the second most common skin cancer is squamous cell carcinoma, and the final and and the most dangerous form of skin cancer is melanoma. According to the American Academy of Dermatology every year in the United States over two million people are diagnosed with some form of skin cancer. Basal Cell Carcinoma are abnormal, uncontrolled growths or lesions that arise in the skin’s basal cells, which lines the deepest layer of the epidermis. Basal cell carcinoma rarely spreads and…show more content…
The second most common skin cancer is squamous cell carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma is an uncontrolled growth of cells in the squamous cell, this is mostly composed of the epidermis. This type of cancer can become deadly if it’s not treated on time. And over 1 million people are diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in the U.S per year. Squamous cell carcinoma looks like warts and it is also cause caused by overexposure to the sun's UV rays. Squamous cell carcinoma can also be treated with surgeries or exposure to radiation of X-ray Beams. Finally the most dangerous and deadly form of skin cancer is melanoma. Melanoma is also caused by UV rays and tanning happens when unrepaired DNA is damage in skin cells which leads to the cells to multiply and form deadly tumors and this produces melanocytes in the basal layer of the epidermis. This type of cancer can be treated if it is detected early, but if not it is fatal. An estimated of 10,136 people die by this type of cancer a year in the U.S alone. And melanoma can only be treated by means of surgeries. This is the story of a 23 year old girl named Natalie. Nately began tanning regularly during her freshman year at Boston university. Natalie stated that “I tanned because I felt like it
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