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Melanoma by Jane Rolley

By at December 12, 2011 | 7:59 am | 2 Comments

Melanoma, sometimes called cutaneous melanoma or malignant melanoma, is a cancer of cells called melanocytes, which are cells that produce melanin or color of skin pigment and may be found in the eye, digestive tract, and lymph nodes. Melanoma can affect anyone and is a serious skin cancer that varies in color, size, and shape. Risk factors for developing melanoma more...

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Basal Cell Carcinoma by Tzipporah Weiss

By at December 1, 2011 | 6:59 am | 0 Comment

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The skin is divided into three layers: the epidermis, the dermis and the subcutaneous layer. The epidermis is the outermost layer comprised of epithelial cells and contains no blood vessels. The dermis innervates the epidermis. The dermis rests on the subcutaneous layer which is the fatty layer attaching more...

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Ovarian Cancer by Kelly Peppes

By at November 12, 2011 | 6:27 am | 2 Comments

Being a woman myself, I can imagine how great it would be to receive news of being pregnant, or landing my dream job straight out of college. But what I can’t imagine is how it would feel to receive news from my doctor that I have been diagnosed ovarian cancer.  For some, cancer may be a frightening diagnosis, but even more so if you are unfamiliar with what it truly more...

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Pathway to Cancer – lecture notes

By at October 3, 2011 | 10:29 am | 21 Comments

I. Understanding Cell Fundamentals A. Fertilization Occurs in Fallopian tube B. Zygote 1. Sperm meets egg 2. Single cell contains all DNA a. Half from mom and half from dad C. Adult – 75 trillion cells II. Cell division A. Single cell (parent) divides into identical daughter cells B. Daughter cells 1. Identical genetically to each other and parent 2. Half more...

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