Social Media And Its Effects On My Life

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Cancer. The dreaded word no one wants to hear. It brings us feeling of loss, hopelessness, pain, and anger. Almost everyone I know has been affected by cancer in one way or another, whether it being losing someone to it, suffering from, or overcoming. We see it all over television, social media, newspapers when they think they’ve found another treatment, they’re a little closer to what they think might be the cure, or someone we know has won or lost their battle. It does not discriminate who it affects, black or white, old or young, in perfect health or terrible shape, it does not care. It destroys families, young children’s hopes and dreams, and so many other aspects of life. Like so many others, cancer has left a huge impact on my life.…show more content…
It is estimated in 2017, 87,110 people will develop Melanoma, and unfortunately, 9,730 are estimated to lose their battles (“Key”).There are many factors increase your risk of being susceptible to Melanoma. You are more likely to develop this form of cancer if you are Caucasian compared to African American or Hispanic. You are also at a higher risk if you are over the age of 60, but this is one of the most common cancers among younger adults (“Key”). When an individual is checking themselves for abnormalities that could be result of Melanoma, the American Cancer Society says it is important to remember “ABCDE”; Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter, and Evolving. Asymmetry is when one half of a mole is not the same as the other half. The border of an abnormal mole is jagged, blurred, or notched. Most normal moles are an even dark brown color, those with multiple colors, especially reds, pinks, or blues, should be checked. The diameter or a normal mole is no more than the size of a pencil eraser, about 6 millimeters. Abnormal moles will change shape and size over time. Along with the ABCDE’s, you should also be on the lookout for sores that don’t heal normally, pigment that spreads out from the edge of the abnormal mole, redness or swelling , itchiness or pain of the mole, and scaling of the skin or bleeding from the abnormal mole and its surrounding area.
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