Skin Cancer

By Josh Cubon

What is Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer are cells that are infected and rapidly grow uncontrollable. If left untreated, skin cancer can spread to other parts of your body be can become fatal. Skin cancer comes in three major parts: Basal Cancer, Squamous Cancer, and Melanoma. Basal Cancer is

A type of skin cancer that grows slowly and damages the cells around it, but usually doesn't spread through your body. Squamous Cancer is A hard lump that is painful that is more likely to spread. Can cause an ulcer if left untreated. Melanoma is A dangerous form of skin cancer that grows rapidly and can spread to other parts of your body if left untreated.

Who is affected?

  • More than 7.5 million people are affected by skin cancer each year.

  • 76,000 people are affected by Melanoma each year

  • All people can get skin cancer but lighter skin people have a greater chance of getting skin cancer.

  • Skin cancer has increased 77% Since 1977

Other Pictures of skin cancer

Skin cancer types treatment: melanoma basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma

How to prevent Skin Cancer

  • Do not use tanning beds.
  • Wear Sun screen when in the sun.
  • Do not spend all hours of the day in the sun
  • Protect your eyes.
  • Wear hats
  • Seek shade