Signs and Symptoms of Skin Cancer
Skin cancer as the name suggests affect the outer layer of the skin. It is caused due to the constant inflammation of an area of the skin. It is easy to detect the skin cancer as it is visible on the outer skin of the body. Skin cancer has three different types which are recognized by certain skin cells. The three types of skin cancer are: Basal cell, Squamous cell and Melanoma. Melanoma is known as the most severe skin cancer form.
Anyone can fell the victim of skin cancer, especially those who spend much time under the sun (causing them skin burn), having age more than fifty, have a genetic connection or have a light complexion.
Skin cancer shows various symptoms depending on the type of cancer cell. But the one common factor in all of them is that they appear with visible signs on the skin. In Basal cell type, a bump is usually appeared on the skin, especially on head, neck, face or shoulders. Crusting and bleeding are frequently linked with that bump. A thickened patch of a skin that is red in color and scaling often appears in case of Squamous cell. You will notice ulceration and bleeding as symptom of Squamous cell. Melanomas are often linked with a mole. They are usually brown or black in color. They have the tendency to vary in size, shape and color.
Skin cancers are in most situations cured by eliminating the lesion. It is simple and easy process which helps to prevent reappearance of the cells. There are certain other treatments that lower the risks: Radiation and freezing the cancer.
Skin cancer is mostly curable, but the emphasis is put on to prevent the reappearance of the cells. Don’t neglect the symptoms of skin cancer on your body or take them casually. They can be extremely dangerous. You should avoid direct exposure to the sunlight as much as possible, especially at the peak day hours (10am-3pm) when warmth of sunlight as its peak.
You can keep yourself safe from skin cancer with little effort and quick actions. Use sun block in extreme hot conditions and after swimming. If you find any other sore or bump on your skin that is not healing easily, consult your physician or doctor straight away. Being a sun smart is the best possible way to keep yourself safe from skin cancer.
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