Skin Cancer

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Nicole Tufte
Public Speaking
March 21, 2016

Skin Cancer
Thesis: Skin cancer is the most common cancer affecting more than 3.3 million people. With treatment and preventative measures, we can reduce this statistic.
I. Introduction
A. What is skin cancer?
1. Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells from an accumulation of sun exposure over time
B. Info on skin cancer
1. Who does skin cancer affect?
a. Skin cancer affects everyone. However, Caucasians are more likely to develop skin cancer than others.
C. Today I will inform you about skin cancer, treatment, and preventative measures.

II. Body
A. Types of skin cancer
1. Basal Cell
a. most common form of skin cancer
b. may metastasize, but typically stays in area of occurrence
2. Squamous Cell
a. second most common form of skin cancer
b. can metastasize to other areas of the skin
3. Melanoma
a. most fatal form of skin cancer
b. can metastasize to other areas of the skin and even internal organs
B. Treatments
1. Biopsy
a. How do you take a biopsy?
b. What does a biopsy tell you?
2. ED&C
a. What is an ED&C? b When is it used?
3. Mohs surgery
a. What is Mohs?
4. SRT
a. What is SRT?
b. When is this used or preferred over Mohs?
C. Preventative Measures
1. Self exams at home
a. How to check b What to check for
c. When to make an appointment
2. Yearly annual at the dermatologist
a. Why it’s important
3. Sun protective measures
a. wide brim hats
b. sunscreen
c. avoid long sun exposure
d. avoid tanning beds
III.…...

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