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Study Guide Questions

1.     Skin cancer occurs when ____________________________ cells begin to be produced at a(n) _______________________________ rate in the ________________________ layers of the skin.
2.     On what parts of the body is skin cancer most likely to occur?
3.     What are the two main layers of the skin?
4.     The top layer of the skin is the _______________________________.
5.     What happens when skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays?
6.     What does melanin do?
7.     What are the two types of ultraviolet radiation?
8.     Frequent exposure to UV rays can damage the _______________________ that is found in the nuclei of skin cells.
9.     When cells multiply out of control, a person has developed ______________________________.
10.     What are two non-melanoma cancers?
11.     ___________________________ cancers are responsible for more than 75% of all skin cancer deaths.
12.     What is the most common kind of skin cancer?
13.     Basal cell carcinoma quickly spreads to other parts of the body. True or false?
14.     What does basal cell carcinoma resemble?
15.     ___________________________ cell carcinoma breaks down and ulcerates.
16.     What is the least common type of skin cancer?
17.     What is the most dangerous type of skin cancer?
18.     Malignant cancers can spread through the _____________________________ to other parts of a person's body.
19.     Your genetic background plays a role in how your skin reacts to sun. True or false?
20.     Describe a person who would be most likely to develop skin cancer.
21.     The sun is more intense, the _________________________ you are to the equator.
22.     The sun is more intense at [lower/higher] elevations.
23.     Certain medications can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. True or false?
24.     At what age do most skin cancers appear?
25.     Most of the serious damage to your skin occurs before your ________________ birthday.
26.     If it's cloudy outside, you don't have to wear sunscreen. True or false?
27.     Between what hours of the day should you avoid being outside?
28.     Tanning beds that are found in health clubs are perfectly safe to use. True or false?
29.     How often should you examine your skin?
30.     When a doctor removes skin and has it tested, this is a(n) ______________________________.
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