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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"Hairdressers are uniquely positioned to be part of screening teams to find skin cancers early.
Skin cancers, including melanoma and non-melanoma, are a common malignancy increasingly reported worldwide, with the highest incidence in locations such as the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
In recognition of skin cancer awareness month, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is urging the public to learn more about their individual cancer risk, noting that many skin cancers can be prevented.
Preventive testing for both melanoma and other skin cancers and their early diagnosis is particularly important in reducing the incidence of melanoma and related deaths.
The common, long-term use of hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) for treatment of hypertension, combined with its known photosensitizing effects, makes it a potential candidate for increasing the risk of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and other skin cancers.
Melanoma is a third type of skin cancer--much less common than basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers. However, melanoma i very hazardous due to its increased likelihood of spreading.
Basal cell skin cancers and squamous cell skin cancers are common and primarily caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
* Skin type--individuals with fairer skin are more prone to all skin cancers, including melanoma.
Basal cell (the most common form) and squamous cell carcinoma account for approximately 95 percent of all skin cancers. Although it's the least common type of skin cancer, melanoma is the deadliest.
It can spread rapidly to other parts of the body and causes more deaths than other skin cancers.
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.