Skin Cancer

Do a search for "the types of skin cancer" and you'll find lots of information. The 3 types of skin cancer most common, as you will find out are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma, in that order.You can find it described in medical terms or simplified in the words of a layman. It's very useful...
Melanoma is essentially skin cancer. If detected early enough, it can be cured in ninety-five percent of the cases. However, it can also be fatal if allowed to run its course. Melanomas can be almost invisible in some cases, so a cursory examination is not effective in some cases. Hidden melanomas are, fortunately, relatively rare.All melanomas are formed from cells that produce pigment. These are...
Like all cancers, skin cancer is caused when the cells are exposed to some external environmental condition. This causes the cells, or more specifically the genes in the cell to mutate and become known as a oncogene. An oncogene promotes tumor growth. In many cases of cancer it is not always clear what the environmental condition or conditions may...
I have always known that the medical hysteria about sunlight exposure and skin cancer was a hoax. I mean come on, it just didn't make any sense. Humans have been around for hundreds of thousands of years, continually exposed to sunshine and until just recently, little or no skin cancer problems. Now all of a sudden literally everyone has...
Do you know Some antibiotics can lead to a higher sun sensitivity of the skin and thus may lead to increased skin cancer risk?Antibiotics make you susceptible to skin cancerMost people believe that the sun is THE risk factor for the development of skin cancer.Hardly anyone is considering that there could perhaps be quite different causes.Antibiotics, for example, make...
As I was growing up, I was nurtured by the sun just like plants are. I was outside in the sun every day. When I was a teenager, we used baby oil and iodine to help us get that tan look. (Fry-Baby-Fry)I became involved in the city recreation age group swimming and diving teams for many years. As I...
Skin cancer occurs when skin cells are damaged, for example, by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.There are three main types of skin cancer:• Basal cell carcinoma• Squamous cell carcinoma• Melanoma - the most dangerous form of membrane cancerBoth basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are known as non-melanoma membrane cancer.Two in three Australians will be...