Cancer

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Cancer
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2011-09-28 10:47:04
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tumors,skin cancers, general cancers
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  1. Occurs when cells undergo uncontrolled growth and are not regulated by signals involved with controlling cell cycle.
    Cancer
  2. Types of tumors
    Benign and Malignant
  3. doesn't invade adjacent tissues such as warts
    benign
  4. cancer has metatasized invades other body parts
    malignant
  5. occurs in epithelial tissues includes melanomas skin, breast, colon
    carcinomas
  6. glandular epithelial tissue (salivary gland)
    adenocarcinoma
  7. muscles and connective tissues (bone cancer)
    saromas
  8. lymphoid tissues (tonsil cancer)
    lymphomas
  9. blood type of cancer is called
    leukemias
  10. usually due to UV radiation in sunlight or tanning beds
    Skin cancer
  11. least danerous but most common starts in stratum basale
    basal cell carcinomas
  12. second most common type of skin cancer sun exxposure, occurs in the keratinocytes of the stratum spinosum
    (lungs, penis, cervic, esophagus)
    squamous
  13. malignant tumor of melanocytes in the epidermis. resposible for most deaths
    ABCDE RULE
    melaoma
  14. List the ABCDE rule
    • Asymmetrical skin cancer
    • Border of the lesion is irregular
    • Color: melanomas usually have multiple colors
    • Diameter: moles greater than 6mm are more likely to be melanomas than smaller moles.
    • Enlarging:enlarging or evolving

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