Skin Cancer

by Anonymous
(USA)



Skin Cancer is the malignant growth on the skin that can arise due to many reasons. It develops on the epidermis which makes its detection possible.



Malignant Melanoma is the least common kind of cancer. But it is also the most serious kind of skin cancer. Non-melanoma skin cancers are the most common skin cancers.


Some of the causes include:

Overexposure to the sun and the ultraviolet radiation causes skin cancer. The sun rays are very intense from 10 am to 4 pm and are very harmful to the skin.


The UVA rays are much harmful as compared to the UVB rays. They directly penetrate into the epidermis, dermis to the hypodermis where the important blood vessels and the tissues are located.


Non-healing chronic wounds like burns that can develop into Squamous Cell Skin Cancer.


Congenital Melanocytic Nevi Syndrome along with the Genetic predisposition that includes moles which appear at birth or between 6 months of birth. They vary in size.


But skin cancer can also occur when one is totally not exposed to the sun. Therefore normal exposure to the sun is required but not excessive.


Basal Skin Cancer looks like a raised smooth pearly bump. It appears on the skin that is exposed to the sun for example the head, the neck and the shoulders.


Tiny blood vessels can be seen within the tumor. Bleeding and crusting occurs in the center of the bump.


Squamous cell carcinoma is a thick red scaling patch. Bleeding also takes place here.


Treatment may include:

Radiation and chemotherapy can be provided at an early age.


Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery is also undertaken for best results. It is conducted by experts on sensitive areas like the face where the skin is limited.


Immune- priming is another method to cure skin cancer. But this method is not fully developed and is still under observations.



Skin Cancer Reconstructive Surgery is done by removing the skin lesions with the utmost care in order to see whether there are traces of the disease remaining or not.


Preventive measures:

One has to apply sunscreen daily and avoid over exposure to the sun. In this way one will prevent sunburns and tans.


One has to wear sun protection clothing that protects you from the harmful rays of the sun.


Reapply the sunscreen after ever 2 hours.

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