Melanoma

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by AEastwood
Last updated 6 years ago

Discipline:
Health & Fitness
Subject:
Health
Grade:
11

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Melanoma

- a tumor of melanin-forming cells, typically a malignant tumor associated with skin cancer.

Melanoma

Contraction:-Fair skin-Blue or green eyes-Live in sunny climates-Spend time in strong sunlight-One or more blistering sunburnsĀ -Use tanning devises-Caucasian-hereditary-65 years of age

Treatment-Surgery-chemotherapy -Immune Systems -Radiation Treatments.

Prognosis-If caught early can be cured -Organs: least likely to be cured -4mm: likely to spread -Can be deadly

Effects-Form moles-Pigmentation in the skin-Eye: can cause blurry vision or flashing lights-Lymph Nodes: impacts immune system -Liver: digestion -Lungs: pump oxygen and carbon dioxide, ability to breath-Brain: body receives and sends signals (Nervous system)

Diagnosis-looking at the skin(dermatologist)-Biopsy( suspicious mole or growth- removed and tested)


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