You will focus on the epithelial and muscle tissues.
Respond to the two topics below.
1. Ramirez is a 65-year-old female who has been spending most of her time outdoors, either gardening or taking long walks at the beach. During a recent visit, her daughter noticed a mole on Mrs. Ramirez’s neck.
A. Based on your understanding of this week’s material, what would you advise Mrs. Ramirez to do? Why?
B. What tissue type is likely affected in this case?
C. What characteristics would you look for to determine if Mrs. Ramirez’s mole is indicative of skin cancer?
D. Select one of the three most common types of skin cancer and describe the major characteristics of the disease, including signs/symptoms of the disease, the risk factors, and treatment.
E. Mrs. Ramirez’s daughter is worried about her own risk of developing skin cancer. What advice would you give her to lower this risk?
1. Patel, a 65-year-old male, presents to the local emergency department after experiencing tightness in his chest, shortness of breath, heartburn, and on-and-off pain in his chest, back and jaw.
A. What might Mr. Patel be experiencing?
B. What type of tissue is affected in this scenario? Describe the major characteristics of this tissue type.
C. Does the affected tissue recover? Are there long-term consequences of the damage?
D. What lifestyle changes would you advise Mr. Patel to make?