Chronic Illnesses

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Chronic illness poses a huge burden to people and greatly impacts their lives. Cancer being one of them is a group of diseases where cells divide and grow uncontrollably. The good news is that there are a number of lifestyle changes and therapy that can greatly reduce or even prevent cancer. Skin cancer is most definitely one that we may not notice right away. There are risk factors that we can control and other areas of the illness that we can’t.
Cancer is a broad group of many different types. Cancer starts out with abnormal cells that are grouped together. A group of these cells is called a tumor. A tumor is then tested to see if it has the danger of spreading. If it does have the capability of spreading, then it is considered cancerous. It put the cancer cells and the cell growth ratio out of order where the cancer cells are taking over and get out of control. More specifically, Melanoma is when the cancer cells have taken over the skin. Often times we don't even notice it because it may appear to be a beauty mark or skin tag when in reality we have something more dangerous going on.
The risk factors for melanoma are just like any other type of cancer. Some aspects of the disease are controllable while others are not. The Controllable factors are also known as manageable factors. The factors we cannot control are the color of our skin, the color of our hair, our genetics. The things we can control are sun exposure, the use of tanning beds, and lastly how frequently we get checked out by a dermatologist. If melanoma runs in your family you are at a greater risk of having it yourself especially if a parent or sibling has it. I also think it is just as important if a blood relative like an aunt or uncle has a history of it. .
The way someone can prevent melanoma is by developing way of life that decreases the amount of unprotected sun exposure. Too much…...

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