Skin Cancer

All about it

What it is?

Cancer is the abnormal growth of cells on different organs or the skin.

  • an estimated 9,940 people will die from skin cancer in 2015
  • it is one of the 7 most common forms of cancer in the US

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Different types

1. Basal Cell Carcinoma- the most common form of skin cancer

-usually appears as a sore on the face or neck

2. Squamous Cell Carcinoma-occurs on different body parts such as:

-skin, lips, mouth, esophagus, bladder, prostate, or lungs

3. Melanoma- Cancer on the surface of the skin

-appears as a mole

Treatment

  • Freezing
  • Excisional surgery
  • Moh's surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Photo dynamic therapy
  • Biological therapy

Prevention

  • Avoid overexposure to sun
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Wear enough clothes
  • Avoid tanning beds
  • Be aware of sun-sensitizing medications
  • Self-check skin