In addition to advocating for increased screening and early detection of skin cancers
, Patients Rising is working to spark the conversation about continued innovation and new treatments for melanoma and other skin cancers
, as well as ensure that patients have access to vital therapies.
The three common skin cancers
- basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma - which account for 99% of all skin cancers
, have increased 34-55% compared to a 6% rise in all UK cancers.
Helen Kennedy, a Macmillan information and support specialist on the unit, said: "The fact ten potential skin cancers
were diagnosed is testament to how important events like these are.
It can spread rapidly to other parts of the body and causes more deaths than other skin cancers
Santiago Centurion, recommend cryosurgery as an efficient treatment for early-stage skin cancers
Fair skinned and blue-eyed people are especially susceptible to ocular skin cancers
, they said.
Go to the websites to learn more and view photos of common skin cancers
, including melanoma, basal cell cancer, and squamous cell cancer, are the most common of all cancers.
Most skin cancers
are caused by damage from UV (ultraviolet) rays in sunlight.
But those with dark skin aren't completely immune from the damaging effects of the sun - they have a reduced risk of skin cancers
, including a 10-20 fold reduced risk of malignant melanoma.
Three of our four children have had skin cancers
on their nose.
A study in the 21 December 2005 Journal of the National Cancer Institute now shows a genetic difference between melanoma patients and those with other skin cancers
: melanoma patients' chromosomal DNA (chromarin) suffers less damage than other skin cancer
patients' when cells are irradiated with ultraviolet B (UVB) light, the part of UV that causes sunburn.