Skin Cancer : A Significant And An Increasing Health Problem Worldwide

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Arjun Ramakrishnan
Morgan State University
Skin Cancer
April 28, 2016
Health Education 103.001

Skin cancer is becoming a significant and an increasing health problem worldwide. The main cause of this type of cancer is due to the damage done by the Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sun. There are many other causes and behaviors which contribute towards skin cancer. Protecting the skin from sun by wearing appropriate clothing, a sunscreen with appropriate sun protection factor and avoiding the sun are few recommended activities to prevent skin cancer. Researchers have shown a wide range of data and statistics on skin cancer among different age group, culture/race and gender. This paper focuses on two broad
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This is said so because, melanoma is said to be the most aggressive type of cancer compared to that of the first two type of cancer. Basal-cell cancer is one of the most common type of cancer. It grows slowly and can damages the tissues around the body part. This type of cancer is not likely to spread to distant areas or result in death. Squamous-cell cancer is also similar to Basal-cell cancer but it can spread even more compared to BCC. Melanoma on the other hand is the most aggressive type of skin cancer. It is more common amongst late adulthood. When a person is diagnosed with melanomas, symptoms such as a mole changing its shape, size, and color and can become itchy or bleed. Scientist and researchers have found out many causes and behaviors for skin cancer. These behaviors increase the chances of an individual of getting skin cancer. One of the primary causes of skin cancer is the overexposure to Ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Ultraviolet radiation can damage the DNA in the skin cells and will increase the possibility of the individual to be diagnosed by any one of the skin cancers (Adrian, 2008). Smoking tobacco and cigarettes can also cause an individual to diagnose with skin cancer. Genetic syndromes which include any family history regarding skin cancer also play an important role for the cause of skin cancer. It is also important to keep good track of one’s immune system as it is also responsible for recognizing and killing the abnormal
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