Skin Cancer

By: Erin Lillis

Symptoms

Some symptoms of skin cancer are..


  • waxy bumps
  • flat lesions
  • small patches of swelling, red skin
  • crusty or scaly skin
  • dark spots
  • moles


Treatment

Some treatment options include freezing off the infected area of skin, cutting out the patch of cancer (Excisional Surgery), laser therapy, removing thin layers of skin until there are no more abnormal cells (Mohs Surgery), Radiation, and Chemotherapy.

Some Types of Skin Cancer are..

Prevention

Some types of prevention include..

  • staying in shaded areas
  • wear clothing to protect exposed skin
  • wear sunscreen
  • wear hats when outdoors
  • avoid indoor tanning

Test for Diagnosis

The most common way people get tested for skin cancer is through biopsies.