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Skin Cancer & Pediatric Cancer

Skin Cancer & Pediatric Cancer

There are many forms of cancer that impact the lives of millions. Here is information on two types, skin cancer and pediatric cancer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and pediatric cancer effects a smaller population and is not frequently discussed. The resources below provide an overview of these two types of cancer. 

Skin Cancer


Skin Cancer Basics and Definitions
This slide show provides an overview of Melanoma, which is a type of skin cancer. The slides cover the effects of UV rays, what cancerous spots might look like, and more. 

What's Your Sun Safety IQ? 
The American Cancer Society provides a nine question quiz where you can put your skin safety knowledge to the test. 

The Sun's Hot, Skin Cancer's Not
This infographic, created by the American Academy of Dermatology, presents staggering statistics and the do's and don'ts to staying safe in the sun and preventing Melanoma.

Does Sunscreen Protect My DNA?
This experiment was included in the Nobel Conference Box. An overview of the activity can be found here with the teacher and student guide. 
Teacher Guide 
Student Guide

Childhood Cancer

Facts About Childhood Cancer  
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has compiled together information in this infographic about childhood cancer statistics in the U.S. Likewise, the infographic includes information on the high cost of treatment and common side affects that patients face post-cancer treatment. 

What You Should Know About Childhood Cancer 
This infographic walks through the basics of childhood cancer as provided by the St. Baldrick's Foundation.