as stated earlier in the essay, the incidence of people treated for skin cancer compared to the

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as stated earlier in the essay, the incidence of people treated for skin cancer compared to the population means that two percent of the population will be treated or diagnosed every year however there is a group particularly affected by these statistics. According to the Cancer Council Australia (2014), non-melanoma skin cancer is more common in men than in women, this may be due to the fact that men may wear less when going out in the sun and will take risks more, possibly by not wearing protective clothing and sunscreen. As well as this fact it is also conveyed that the age group most affected by melanoma is ranged between 15-44 years old, this may be due to people from this age group especially teenagers and young adults tanning on…show more content…
The mole will begin in the epidermis layer of the skin growing outwards and downwards, deeper into the skin, being quite relatively curable as they can cut out the melanoma if it is identified, if not the fast reproducing cells will continue to grow down into the dermis where the curability is still quite high however if it grows down further into the subcutaneous layer, in which the growth is now known as “invasive vertical” growth, according to the melanoma educational foundation website (1999-2014), the cancer will be able to grow in the layer of skin that is quite vascular and has a lot of loose connective tissues. A late stage cancer, once it has reached the vascular system, will usually travel first to the lymphatic system before spreading to the other organs as they become more confluent in places and break off and spread to other parts of the body where they continue to grow. Once in the organs the treatment of the cancer becomes a little more complex and arduous. In order to stop people from getting skin cancers and melanoma in the first place there are many preventative measures, this includes school programs and regulations, TV and billboard advertisements, and movements to change the social aspect of tanning and spending days in the sun. In schools, there are programs that introduce children into having a

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