By: Charlene Nguyen
What is Cancer?
How does Mitosis and Cancer relate to one another?
Mitosis is the process of cells growing and dividing, cancer cells divide, but uncontrollably
More than 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer were treated in over 3.3 million people in the U.S. in 2012
More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined
One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70
Different names for Skin Cancer
Basal cell carcinoma, Squamous cell carcinoma, and Melanoma.
3 Stages of Skin Cancer development
Stage 1: Where cancer cells have grown deeper into the skin, but not far enough to spread to other parts of the body
Stage 2: Where cancer cells have grown deeper into the skin, or have more high-risk features than stage 1, but not far enough to spread to lymph nodes and beyond
Stage 3: Cancer in stage 3 melanoma is where the cancer has spread from the skin cells to the lymph nodes, which are small tissues
Parts of the body affected by Skin Cancer
Strategies and treatments to fight/prevent Skin Cancer
Treatments: Excision, radiation therapy, cryosurgery
An institution doing research on Skin Cancer
People most likely to develop Skin Cancer is..
“Skin Cancer Foundation.” Skin Cancer Facts & Statistics - SkinCancer.org, www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/skin-cancer-facts.
“Stage 1 Skin Cancer: Information & Options | CTCA.” CancerCenter.com, 1 Jan. 1AD, www.cancercenter.com/skin-cancer/stages/tab/stage-1/.
“Research.” National Cancer Institute, www.cancer.gov/types/skin/research.