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Not Just An Old Persons Disease Essay

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Not Just an Old Person’s Disease
Lori Smith
Anatomy & Physiology I

Judy is more “at risk” for skin cancer than Mariah, because Judy’s skin is pasty-white, she has been in the sun for thirty minutes and is already turning red. Judy also has a mole on the back of her leg that has changed in size, shape and color, and has been itching for several days. The fact that Judy is fair skinned with red hair puts her at an increased risk for developing melanoma, or skin cancer, because light skin means the body makes less melanin, which our body produces in order to protect our ...

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