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What Is Skin Cancer?


skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the united state. Nearly all skin cancers can be treated effectively if they are found early. The common skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma. The most virulent form of skin cancer is melanoma.

Skin cancer symptoms

The most commonly noticed symptom of skin cancer is a difference in the skin on skin, especially a new growth or a sore that doesn’t heal. Both basal and squamous cell cancer are found mainly in areas of the skin.

Skin cancers often don’t cause irritating symptoms until they have grown quite large. Then they may itch, bleed, or even hurt. But typically they can be seen or felt long before they reach this point. Basal cell cancers usually develop on areas exposed to the sun, especially the face, head, and neck,

One Of Major type Skin Cancer Melanoma;

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in the skin cells called melanocytes and usually occurs on the parts of the body that have been overexposed to the sun. Rare melanomas can occur inside the eye (ocular melanoma) or in parts of the skin or body that have never been exposed to the sun such as the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet, or under the nails.

Melanoma is currently the 6th commonest cancer in the united state and united kingdom with more than 12,000 new cases diagnosed each year [1]. The incidence of melanoma is increasing faster than any other cancer in the United state with rises of 62% in males and 49% in females in the last decade.

                                                      Melanoma – Skin - Texas Hematology Oncology Center

                                                          Melanoma Pictures | Skin Melanomas vs. Non-Cancerous Moles

Causes:

  • Flat, firm, pale or yellow areas, similar to a scar
  • Raised reddish patches that might be itchy
  • Small, pink or red, translucent, shiny, pearly bumps, which might have blue, brown, or black areas
  • Pink growths with raised edges and a lower area in their center, which might contain abnormal blood vessels spreading out like the spokes of a wheel
  • Open sores (which may have oozing or crusted areas) that don’t heal, or that heal and then come back
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