Types of Skin Cancer

Melanoma is the most typical way of human cancer. The most typical red light of epidermis cancer is a change in the overall look of the epidermis, such as a new growth or a pain that will not cure. The term "skin cancer" represents three different circumstances. From the least to the most risky, they are:

  • Basal carcinoma (or basal carcinoma epithelioma)
  • Squamous carcinoma (the first level of which is called actinic keratosis)
  • Melanoma

The two most typical types of epidermis cancer are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Together, these two are also termed as nonmelanoma epidermis cancer. Melanoma is generally the most serious way of epidermis cancer because it tends to distribute (metastasize) throughout one's human body quickly. Melanoma is also known as epidermis neoplasia.

Signs & Symptoms

Basal cell carcinoma -Basal cell carcinoma usually happens in sun-exposed places of your human body, such as your throat or neck or face. Basal cell carcinoma may appear as:

  • A pear-shaped or wax-like bump
  • A smooth, flesh-colored or brownish scar-like lesion

Squamous cell carcinoma -Most often, squamous cell carcinoma happens on sun-exposed places of your human body, such as your experience, hearing and hands. Squamous cell carcinoma may appear as:

  • A company, red nodule
  • A smooth painful with a scaly, crusted surface

Melanoma -Melanoma can impact people of any complexion. In those who have deeper pores and epidermis, melanoma tends to happen on the hands or bottoms, or under the finger nails or toe nails. Melanoma signs include:

  • A large brownish skin with deeper speckles
  • A skin that changes in shade, size, feel or that bleeds
  • A small pain with an infrequent boundary and sections that appear red, white, red or blue-black
  • Black patches on your hands, bottoms, convenience or legs


The treatment for skin cancer includes;

  • Freezing
  • Excisional surgery
  • Laser therapy
  • Mohs surgery
  • Curettage and electrodessication
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Biological therapy


Majority of the damage to DNA of the skin cells is a result of the ultraviolet rays of the sun and the commercial tanning lamps. But this does not necessarily mean that skin cancer occurs as a result of exposure to sunlight. Other major factors causing skin cancer are excessive exposure to harmful substances or a weakened immune system.

Tests & Procedures

The tests and procedures usually one has to undergo to detect skin cancer are;

  • Examination of the skin
  • Skin biopsy
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Treatment Cost

The treatment cost of skin cancer is unknown since curing and treating this disease is considered as one of the most expensive treatment among other types of cancers.

Side Effects

The side effects of treating skin cancer are;

  • Redness
  • Moistness of skin

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