Biology 110 The Skin Cancer Foundation Basal Cell Carcinoma

After reading the articles titled, “The Skin Cancer Foundation: Basal Cell Carcinoma” and “The Skin Cancer Foundation: Squamous Cell Carcinoma,” answer the following questions in 300-400 words and post to the discussion board:

  1. Is skin cancer a concern for you? Why or why not?
  2. Based on what you have learned in this lesson, which cells of skin are likely to be the source of cancerous cells? What do you think happens to the differentiation process in cancerous skin cells?
  3. Are tanning beds a source of skin cancer? How can you protect yourself from skin cancer?
  4. Explain the differences between basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.