What Would You Do?

What Would You Do?


Now that you have learned more about the different types of skin cancer, choose one of these scenarios and write an essay with your response to the situation.

Carla goes to the beach with some friends. When they arrive at noon, Carla lies down on the blanket exposed to the full summer sun. As one of Carla’s friends, you offer her sunscreen but she declines saying, “I don’t sunburn. I’m from Brazil so my naturally dark complexion protects me from the sun.” You recall what you have learned about skin cancer from this lesson. What would you say to Carla?


Mike complains about an itchy pimple on the back of his neck that just won’t go away. He says the pimple is in the same spot as a birthmark that’s been there as long as he can remember. You ask him how long he’s had the itchy pimple and he tells you it’s been a month or two. Based upon what you learned in this lesson, what advice would you give to Mike?

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