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Information about Cancer Monitoring

Published on September 19, 2007

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Cancer Monitoring Brendon & McKenzie

Most Common Types of Cancers

Most Common Types of Cancers

Worksheet Individually complete the worksheet on: “What do you know about Skin Cancer?”

Individually complete the worksheet on:

“What do you know about Skin Cancer?”

Skin Cancer in Australia Highest rate of skin cancer in the world Most common cancer in Australia Over 380,000 a year 374,000 non melanoma 8,500 melanoma 1,500 deaths each year due to skin cancer Estimated cost $300 million a year

Highest rate of skin cancer in the world

Most common cancer in Australia

Over 380,000 a year

374,000 non melanoma

8,500 melanoma

1,500 deaths each year due to skin cancer

Estimated cost $300 million a year

Skin Cancer Risk Factors UV Radiation Perth experiences high to extreme levels between October-March Closer to equator UV increases Time of day High risk 10am – 3pm Protective clothing SLIP SLOP SLAP WRAP (SLIP SLOP SLAP SEEK SLIDE)

UV Radiation

Perth experiences high to extreme levels between October-March

Closer to equator UV increases

Time of day

High risk 10am – 3pm

Protective clothing

SLIP SLOP SLAP WRAP

(SLIP SLOP SLAP SEEK SLIDE)

Skin Cancer Consequences Basal Cell Carcinoma Most common & least dangerous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Not as dangerous as Melanoma Melanoma Is most deadly form of skin cancer If untreated can spread

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Most common & least dangerous

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Not as dangerous as Melanoma

Melanoma

Is most deadly form of skin cancer

If untreated can spread

Skin Cancer Treatment & Prevention Treatment varies according to type Melanoma - Always removed by surgery - Treatment in early stages Basal & Squamous Carcinoma Self detected Removed by doctors

Treatment varies according to type

Melanoma

- Always removed by surgery

- Treatment in early stages

Basal & Squamous Carcinoma

Self detected

Removed by doctors

Lung Cancer in Australia Smoking, largest cause of lung cancer (90%) Younger someone starts smoking, higher their risk of lung cancer Passive (environmental) tobacco smoke causes lung cancer but risks are less than if you yourself smoke.

Smoking, largest cause of lung cancer (90%)

Younger someone starts smoking, higher their risk of lung cancer

Passive (environmental) tobacco smoke causes lung cancer but risks are less than if you yourself smoke.

Lung Cancer Risk Factors Smoking cigarettes Passive smoking Work-related Asbestos Contact with processing of steel, nickel, chrome and coal gas Radiation

Smoking cigarettes

Passive smoking

Work-related

Asbestos

Contact with processing of steel, nickel, chrome and coal gas

Radiation

Lung Cancer Consequences Radiotherapy Chemotherapy Surgery Emphysema Pneumonia Peripheral Vascular Disease Coronary Heart Disease Impotence

Radiotherapy

Chemotherapy

Surgery

Emphysema

Pneumonia

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Coronary Heart Disease

Impotence

Lung Cancer Treatment & Prevention Quitting Surgery Radiation therapy Chemotherapy Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

Quitting

Surgery

Radiation therapy

Chemotherapy

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

Lung Cancer Animated Educational Program: http://www. virtualcancercentre .com/

Animated Educational Program: http://www. virtualcancercentre .com/

Breast Cancer in Australia Most common cancer experienced by women in Australia. A woman's lifetime risk for developing breast cancer is 1 in 8. Each year, over 13,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer =36 women every day 9 out of 10 lumps aren’t cancer Rare in males

Most common cancer experienced by women in Australia.

A woman's lifetime risk for developing breast cancer is 1 in 8.

Each year, over 13,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer =36 women every day

9 out of 10 lumps aren’t cancer

Rare in males

Breast Cancer Risk Factors Personal history Genetic alterations Family history Physical inactivity Alcoholic beverages Late childbearing Race Age

Personal history

Genetic alterations

Family history

Physical inactivity

Alcoholic beverages

Late childbearing

Race

Age

Breast Cancer Consequences Surgery Removal of breast Lumpectomy Mastectomy Breast reconstruction Chemotherapy

Surgery

Removal of breast

Lumpectomy

Mastectomy

Breast reconstruction

Chemotherapy

Breast Cancer Treatment & Prevention Being breast aware Early detection Mammograms Ultrasonography MRIs Self examination

Being breast aware

Early detection

Mammograms

Ultrasonography

MRIs

Self examination

Breast Cancer Animated Educational Program: http://www. virtualcancercentre .com/

Animated Educational Program: http://www. virtualcancercentre .com/

Useful Resources Cancer Council WA www.cancerwa.asn.au Register at www.generationsunsmart.org.au for free resource kits Melissa Ledger SunSmart Schools www.sunsmart.com.au

Cancer Council WA

www.cancerwa.asn.au

Register at www.generationsunsmart.org.au for free resource kits

Melissa Ledger

SunSmart Schools

www.sunsmart.com.au

Useful Resources Virtual Cancer Website http://www.virtualcancercentre.com/ Breast Cancer http://www.bcna.org.au/

Virtual Cancer Website

http://www.virtualcancercentre.com/

Breast Cancer

http://www.bcna.org.au/

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