Monday, May 4, 2009

Different Types of Skin Cancer

Basal cell carcinoma:

Usually looks like a raised, smooth, pearly bump on the sun-exposed skin of the head neck or shoulder. Crusting and bleeding in the centre of the tumor frequently develops. It is often mistaken for a sore that does not heal. This form of skin cancer is the least deadly and can be cured completely by surgery.

Squamous cell carcinoma:

Commonly a red, scaling, thickened patch on sun-exposed skin. Ulceration and bleeding may occur. When Squamous cell carcinoma is not treated, it may develop into a large mass. This is the second most common skin cancer. It is dangerous, but not nearly as dangerous as Melanoma. These are also treated with surgical excision.


They are brown to blackish lesions. Signs that might indicate a malignant melanoma include change in size, shape, color or elevation of a mole. Other signs are the appearance of a new mole during adulthood or new pain, itching, ulceration or bleeding.

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