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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Skin Cancer Skin Cancer How do you get skin cancer? You are inherited withskin cancer by mostlythe environment youare in but some of itis genetic. Too much sunrays going into your skinis a high risk and can cause skin cancer. Found on chromosomes 1 and 12Rene Laennec discovered skin cancer in 1804.You can get skin cancer if you are in the suns rays for too longMelanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer. What are the symptoms of skin cancer? You need to look out for any strange changes in your body such as molesMost people dont treat the symptoms as much as they treat the cancer.Also look for discolored body parts. Also colored moles that go pass the mole.They are very serious about treating the cancer but the symptoms are not too bad so they are not hard to treat so people usually leave them alone. Are there any tests or screening? No, doctors can tell if you have skin cancer just by looking at your skin.Most of the time doctors can tell whether you have skin cancer or not. If they see your skin is discolored and you have all of the symptoms then its quite obvious that you have skin cancer. Specialists will closely examineyour skin to see if you have skin cancer. Are there any treatments? Yes but, you must quickly get it treated. It can 90% of the time only be treated if the cancer has only been through its very early stages and the tumor has not formedtoo much yet. You can get surgery but with skin cancer it spreads all over the body so it can be tricky. That is why most people get chemotherapy. By: Max Otto Interesting Facts Melanoma is nine times more common to get it between 10-20 instead of 0-10.90% of melanoma cases are from ages 10-20. Basal cell carcinoma and Squamous cell carcinoma are both growing cancers that spread to all around the body. They both form just under your outer layer of skin but Squamous cell carcinoma spreads much faster. Finally, melanoma is the deadliest of the three. It can spread to the lungs, liver or the brain. If it does reach any it is referred to as metastatic melanoma. René-Théophile-Hyacinthe LaennecDiscovered the cancer
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