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by: Mario Kirlin
Mario Kirlin
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Date Created: 10/20/15
The Battle Against Skin Cancer Developing Sun Protecting Behaviors in Children Introduction Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States Stiller 2003 There are three main types of skin cancer basal cell carcinomas squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma All three are most commonly caused by longterm UVA and UVB ray exposure Although UVA penetrates deeper into the skin UVB is responsible for the majority of the damaging effects of UV light Basal cell carcinoma is found in the lowest layer of the epidermis and is the most common cancer More than one million people develop this type of cancer in the United States each year Stiller 2003 This type of cancer simply grows slowly into the skin and if often mistaken for a sore rather than a cancer Squamous cell carcinoma effect the main structural cells of the epidermis and is more likely to form on skin that has previous damage from sun exposure However it occasionally forms on skin with very little sun exposure such as in the mouth Similar in appearance to basal cell carcinoma the beginning signs of squamous cell carcinoma appear red with a scaly crusted surface that does not heal and develops into an open sore In most cases this type of cancer effects the local sun exposed area but occasionally will spread to other parts of the body Melanoma forms in the pigment cells that give the skin its color Most often this type of skin cancer starts as a small pigmented skin growth on normal skin but most in cases it begins on sun exposed areas and even may develop from a preexisting mole Melenoma is the most devastating of skin cancers because of its readiness to spread to distant parts of the body Ofthese three types of skin cancer basal cell 39 and 1 cell 39 are most common but highly curable Melanoma on the other hand is much more dangerous During 2001 melanoma was the cause of more that three fourths of all skin cancer deaths Glanz et a1 2002 It is no wonder that the rate at which skin cancer appears is so high During our childhood we have more free time and events to be outside and exposed to the suns harmful rays Over half one person s UV exposure will take place during their childhood In addition a person with one or more blistering sunburn during their childhood is two times as likely to develop melanoma Glanz et a1 2002 With this in mind it is the children that need to be the target of education creating life long sun protecting behaviors By the time someone has reached adulthood the bulk of the damage is already done Audience I grew up in Hawaii as a young fair skinned child Ironically enough I suffered two years in a row from severe sunburns as a result of attending school Beach Day outings Now that I am an adult I am able to educate myself of the increased risk I have as a result of my severe burns Sadly it is too late to reverse the damage and instead I have joined the group of people who are two times as likely to develop Melanoma Looking back I can see I was not the only victim of ignorance Many students myself included could have been spared from this increased risk through dedicating a minimum of one class period towards educating the students and the teachers of the risks of exposure to UVA and UVB In addition class activities such creating a bulletin board as a visual tool or dedicating a week of health class or physical education towards cancer awareness to further promote health sun protecting behaviors Children spend hours outdoors during recess after school programs and during sports programs This is the time when life long damage is done My target audience is school aged kids their teachers and their parentscaregivers Actuals Currently there is a program for schools called Sun Wise created by the United States Environmental Protection Agency This is a program that focuses on educating caregivers and children on the effects of sun exposure and sun protecting behaviors Furthermore Sun Wise has developed a Sun Wise School Program This is a nation wide program for grades K8 Sun Wise Partner Schools sponsor classroom and schoolwide activities to raise the children s awareness of the negative effects of the sun and safe sun practices Sun Wise is an effective program but only participating schools are benefiting from what they have to offer wwwcpasunwise Optimal In a perfect world all schools should be participating in the Sun Wise program or one that is comparable Parents would be educated enough on the dangers of sun exposure that they would include applying sunscreen to their children s exposed face neck arms and legs as part of the morning ritual like getting dressed eating breakfast or brushing teeth Teachers would designate five minutes aside before outdoor activity for kids to apply sunscreen put on a hat and sunglasses as a reinforcing behavior that ties in with the sun protecting behavior health care lesson Never under estimate the power of peer pressure when you get the entire class actively involved Gap All is not perfect in the world of sun protective awareness and the effects of prolonged exposure of the sun over time There are no public service announcements focusing on this topic This is a topic that you have to search out on your own once you are interested rather than it finding you when it is too late In addition programs like Sun Wise are available for free but only to participating schools grade K8 This excludes extracurricular groups such as Girl Scouts Boy Scouts and Head Start There is a solution For every child that you spare from severely sun burning itself you are significantly decreasing their chance of suffering the effects of skin cancer Rescue them by arming them and their caregivers with knowledge This can be achieved through public service announcements and ensuring that every school participates with a program such as Sun Wise or something similar The resources that they offer are free to most schools teaching grades K8 Even if you are not a qualifying group or school they will still provide you with information wwwcpagovsunwise There are public service announcements that encourage reading discourage smoking discourage drug use and educate against unwanted teen pregnancy In contrast there are no public service announcements educating the public on what they can do to prevent skin cancer in their children or identify early signs of skin cancer before its too late Conclusion Most people are not aware that skin cancer while largely preventable is the most common form of cancer in the United States with more than one million cases reported annually By simply applying sunscreen on a daily basis wearing a hat and sunglasses you can still enjoy your time in the sun while protecting yourself from overexposure Nothing can fully protect from overexposure to the sun without staying inside all of the time This is an unrealistic solution Instead let up step up and take action to beat the out of site out of mind mentality You may not have the physical signs of skin cancer now but the risks are great and threaten each of us on a daily basis Cumulative sun exposure over a lifetime does indeed add up and result in cancer The key is to start young Parents need to be educated through public service announcements and printed information sent home with their kids In addition schoolteachers including sun protecting behaviors as part of their annual curriculum to an entire peer group could make a difference The Battle against Skin Cancer Developing Sun Protecting Behaviors in Children Brian Josephson Justification Analysis EDTECH 532 September 302003 Carissa McMasters Referances Atillasoy E 2003 The Merek Manual of Medical Information pp 12301241 Whitehouse Station NJ Merek Research Laboratories Glanz K et al 2002 April 26 Guidelines for School Programs to Prevent Skin Cancer MMWR httpwwwcdcgovmmwrpreviewmmrhtmlrr5104alhtm 25 Sept 2003 2003 March 27 Sun Wise School Programm US Environmental Protection Agency httpWwwepagovsunwisekids 25 Sept2003 2003 July 29 Preventing Skin Cancer by Reducing Exposure to Ultraviolet Light Community Preventive Services httpwwwthecommunityguideorg 25 Sept 2003


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