skin cancers


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skin cancers

There are three common forms of skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma is a proliferation of skin cells in the epidermal or dermal layer. It forms round, shiny lumps on the skin. Squamous cell carcinoma first affects the keratin-producing cells of the skin. It appears as small, scaly, red, raised patches. Malignant melanomas are raised or flat colored patches on the skin made of cancerous melanocytes (pigment-producing cells). The most common cause of skin cancers is ultraviolet radiation (from excessive exposure to sun, for example). Infection, frequent irritation, certain chemicals, and physical trauma, however, can also sometimes lead to skin cancer.
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Steinhoff explained that white skin cancer, basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma are the most frequent skin cancers in the whole world, although they are a bit lower in countries where there is protection by coverage.
The majority of diagnosed skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
A small but significant number of skin cancers are malignant melanomas.
Often grouped together as non-melanoma skin cancers, these two types are much more common than melanoma cancer.
The majority of skin cancers diagnosed in the UK are non-melanoma types, like basal cell carcinoma, which accounts for around 75% of cases (Hugh Jackman revealed he was being treated for basal cell carcinoma yet again early this year), and squamous cell carcinoma, which accounts for 20%.
Melanoma is a third type of skin cancer--much less common than basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers.
Skin cancers overall account for the largest number of cancers diagnosed in Australia each year and Australia has the world's second highest melanoma incidence rates, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Skin type--individuals with fairer skin are more prone to all skin cancers, including melanoma.
Many people seek the tanned look, and the use of tanning salons has contributed to the increase in skin cancers in young women.
Among those with UV-related skin cancers, current and former smokers had significantly worse survival rates than patients who had never smoked.
Dubai: A new UAE campaign aims to significantly boost awareness about skin cancers that are largely caused by exposure to ultraviolet rays of the sun.
The tour strives to save Eves by detecting skin cancers early on and aims to educate the public about skin cancer prevention," commented Skin Cancer Foundation president Perry Robins.