Skin Cancer By: haley, Sally and Kasey

The most common forms of cancer

Basal cell carcinoma which that is a slow growing cancer that seldom spreads to other parts of the body, they are cells that are round form the layer underneath the epidermis.

Squamous cell carcinoma It spreads more than basal cell carcinoma they consider it rare, the squamous cells are flat and they make up most of the epidermis.

Melanoma It’s one of the most serious type of skin cancer out of the other two, the pigment cells in the lower part of the epidermis, they become malignant, which means that they start dividing uncontrollably, If Melanoma spreads it may also reach other body parts like the liver, lungs or brain.

Important facts about skin cancer

About 4.9 billion U.S adult were treated by skin cancer from year 2007 to 2011. It cost about 8.1 billion

2002 to 2006 there were 3.4 million adults who were treated by skin cancer. The treatment cost about $3.6 billion

More than 3 million cases of skin cancer every each year

People who get skin cancer get 5 or more skin burn between ages 15 and 20. Nonmelanoma skin risk by 68%

90% of case by the sun exposure.

Americans people died from skin cancer each year

6,380 men and 3,350 women die by skin cancer and ages between 15 and 39 were 50 percent more likely to die

More than 65,000 people a year worldwide died melanoma

Skin Cancer Treatment

Skin Cancer can be cured if it is diagnosed and treated when the tumor has not deeply invaded the skin.

Another treatment you can have done is surgery for melanoma, and if the cancer spreads throughout the other parts of the body they may use other treatments, like chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy or a combination.

Another resource of treatment that you can have done is Targeted Therapy and Hormone therapy then stem cell transplant.

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