Essays Tagged: "Skin cancer"

Skin Cancer. 'The Dangers of Wanting a Dark Tan.'

st tropical tans? Though the look is appealing, every time you go out into the sun with unprotected skin you are putting yourself at risk of skin cancer. Most people don't think about it, but with tod ... skin cancer. Most people don't think about it, but with today's pollution and deteriorating ozone, skin cancer is becoming ever more prevalent. There are currently 32,000 cases of Melanoma, or skin c ...

(2 pages) 67 0 3.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Skin Cancer

in their cheeks. They know too much about the dangers of unprotected sun exposure and the threat of skin cancer. Or do they? Despite the fact that 58% of parents remembered hearing about the importanc ... without sunscreen or protective clothing (3., p 1). Sunburn is the most preventable risk factor of skin cancer. Skin type and family history cannot be changed. Protection from the sun and education o ...

(6 pages) 132 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Skin Cancer

Of all different kinds of cancer, skin cancer is one of the most commonlydiagnosed cancers in the United States. Skin cancer is a dise ... the United States. Skin cancer is a disease which cancer cells arefound on the outer layers of the skin. Your skin protects the body from heat, infection,light, injury and infection. It also stores f ... ody from heat, infection,light, injury and infection. It also stores fat, water, and vitamin D. The skin has twolayers and several different kinds of cells. With a certain lifestyle these cells can be ...

(3 pages) 91 0 3.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Atmospheric Ozone Layer

eater amount of UV-B radiation would reach the earth, creating among other problems, an increase in skin cancer (melanoma) in humans. As UV-B rays increase, the possibility of interferences with the n ... rom anthropogenic causes. The most immediate effect on human beings would be an increase in various skin cancers and skin cancers are increasing. Increases in the evidence of cataracts and interferenc ...

(10 pages) 97 0 2.8 Apr/1995

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

All about cancer.

.............4Cases of cancer per year figure......................................................5Skin cancer..............................................................................5Lung cance ... roups:Nine out of ten cancers are carcinomas, which come from the epithelial tissue that covers the skin, mouth, throat, lungs, and other organs.Sarcomas affect the bones and the soft tissue that surr ...

(8 pages) 285 3 4.6 Oct/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Who are the Green Consumers, and What do they want?

, the hole in the ozone layer continues to grow larger, threatening numerous amounts of people with skin cancer (6, 117). In response, companies must begin to make changes to their products, their cla ...

(6 pages) 151 0 3.7 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Skin cancer

Skin cancerEach year more than 600,000 people learn that they have some form of skin cancer. (Nation ... an 600,000 people learn that they have some form of skin cancer. (National Cancer Institute , 1993) Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States.(NCI, 1993) It is estimated that ... (NCI, 1993) It is estimated that 40 to 50 percent of Americans that live to the age of 65 will have skin cancer at least once.(NCI, 1993) One-third of all new diagnosed cancers are skin cancer. (Siege ...

(5 pages) 98 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

How burns heal.

thermal burn. A thermal burn is caused by anexternal heat source that causes the temperature of the skin and tissue cells in the skin to risewhich causes the cells to get damaged or die. Thermal burns ... e burn or asuperficial burn. A first degree burn only affects the epidermis, the outermost layer of skin. Anexample of a first-degree burn is a sun-burn. First degree burns do not usually have any lon ...

(2 pages) 30 0 4.2 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Element: Arsenic essay written as auto-biography. Simple.

a and I come from Mispickel (arsenopyrite).I am very poisonous and I can cause both lung cancer and skin cancer. I can also sublime when heated converting directly to a gas. This gas smells and looks ...

(1 pages) 69 2 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Skin Cancer

Basal Cell CarcinomaBasal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer, and any cancer as well. It affects 800,000 Americans every year. Basal cell carcinoma i ... ve the cancer because they are the most exposed parts of the body in the sunlight. People are light skinned have a higher chance of getting BCC, but anyone with frequent sun exposure can get it. Those ... or waxy, and often has poorly defined borders.Squamous Cell CarcinomaThis is the second most common skin cancer, after BCC, and it affects more than 200,000 Americans every year.The most common cause ...

(3 pages) 48 1 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Skin Cancer

Skin CancerEvery hour one American is killed by skin cancer and every thirtyseconds one American get ... ery thirtyseconds one American gets skin cancer. Cancer is a deadly disease thatalters the DNA of a skin cell and causes it to reproduce at a rapid pace.This overproduction of cells can be harmful and ... altered DNA are calledmalignant or cancerous cells. These cells are found in the outer layersof the skin. The skin's main job is to protect the body from infectionsand to insulate the body to keep it ...

(2 pages) 35 1 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Why People Tan

h more than that. In the middle of a conversation, she nonchalantly tossed in the fact that she had skin cancer. Yet, she still tanned a few times a week. I never asked why she continued to tan. I did ... ed as the risks. It is clearly stated in the media that exposure to ultraviolet radiation can cause skin cancer. So with all the controversy and evidence against, why do people continue to use indoor ...

(5 pages) 54 2 4.2 Feb/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The Ozone Layer and how it effects Earth

centration of ozone in the ozone layer could lead to the effects of an increase in the incidence of skin cancer (UV radiation can destroy acids in DNA), a large increase in cataracts and sun burning, ...

(1 pages) 36 2 2.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Atmospheric Sciences

Be a murderer or let your baby live? What my teacher called a brilliant essay on why abortions should be illegal.

fter having one done. These defects can include; seriouse depression, irritation, breast cancer and skin cancer, also death. Even though these defects occur every day throughout the world they're not ...

(1 pages) 499 0 1.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Our Ozone Layer: Past, Present and Future

or humans, plants, and animals. In humans, exposure to UV light can increase the chances of getting skin cancer and cataracts. It also harms food crops and other plants, as well as many animals (Albri ...

(3 pages) 36 1 3.8 Dec/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences


world need to act fast to save the remaining o-zone. By doing so, we can prevent many from getting skin cancer and cataracts. Also, by recycling vehicle equipment we can help to conserve CFC'S. CFC-1 ...

(1 pages) 7 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Genetics In The News

l gene therapies. For instance, in experimental treatments for melanoma"”the deadliest form of skin cancer, American researchers inject a gene into the tumor to produce a protein that helps the i ...

(4 pages) 11 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


Skin Cancer is the uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells a layer of the skin. Your skin protects y ... your body against heat, light, infection, and injury. It also stores water, fat, and vitamin D.The skin has two main layers and several kinds of cells. The top layer of skin is called the epidermis. ... alled squamous cells; round cells called basal cells; and cells called melanocytes, which give your skin its color.It attacks one out of every seven Americans each year, making it the most prevalent f ...

(3 pages) 16 0 3.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Non Infectous Diseases

3. Carcinogen "" a cancer causing substance in the environment 14. Melanoma "" often deadly type of skin cancer 15. Biopsy "" a laboratory analysis of a section of tissue taken from a site where abnor ...

(1 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Intro to Life Sciences: Protecting the Ozone Layer That Protects Life on Earth

is necessary to protect life on Earth from overexposure to deadly sun radiation that could lead to skin cancer, eye cataracts, sunburn, premature aging, and other health concerns. Depletion of the oz ... line the lungs. Eventually, damaged cells are replaced and the old cells are shed, much in the way skin peels after sunburn. (Environmental Protection Agency).According to Pamela Meyer, an epidemiolo ...

(20 pages) 61 0 3.5 Sep/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science