Skin Cancer

by Dee26
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Discipline:
Health & Fitness
Subject:
Illness & Disease
Grade:
12

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Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer

What is it?

Signs & Symptons

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Treatment

Treatment for skin cancer and the precancerous skin lesions known as actinic keratoses varies, depending on the size, type, depth and location of the lesions. Small skin cancers limited to the surface of the skin may not require treatment beyond an initial skin biopsy that removes the entire growth.

Who gets it?

Skin cancer affects people of all skin tones, including those with darker complexions.

Skin cancer — the abnormal growth of skin cells — most often develops on skin exposed to the sun. But this common form of cancer can also occur on areas of your skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight.

1) A pearly or waxy bump2) A flat, flesh-colored or brown scar-like lesion3) A firm, red nodule4) A flat lesion with a scaly, crusted surface5) A large brownish spot with darker speckles6) A mole that changes in color, size or feel or that bleeds7) A small lesion with an irregular border and portions that appear red, white, blue or blue-black8) Dark lesions on your palms, soles, fingertips or toes, or on mucous membranes lining your mouth, nose, vagina or anus


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