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What Does Skin Cancer Look Like
Skin cancer is becoming more prevalent everyday and many people don't even know if they have it. The key to surviving skin cancer is like surviving any other cancer...early detection.
In this hub I will briefly discuss the 3 types of skin cancer and show you examples of each.
Melanoma is a very deadly form of skin cancer and is the end result of pigment cells dividing horribly out of control (a.k.a melanocyte cells). The only effective way to remove Melanoma before it becomes malignant it to have it surgically removed.
Sadly, Melanoma accounts for 75% of all skin cancer deaths.
Below are some pictures of what Melanoma looks like.
Melanoma - What does it look like?
Basal Cell Skin Cancer
Basal cell skin cancer is the most common form of skin cancer and thankfully the least deadly. Basal cell skin cancer rarely spreads to other tissue.
Basal cell is usually treated with surgery (MOHS) to remove the affected area. Other treatments may be necessary such as radiation or topical chemo. Basal cell skin cancer is caused by repeated or intense exposures to ultraviolet light.
While Basal cell is rarely deadly and can become extremely disfiguring if left untreated.
Below you can see some pictures of what basal cell skin cancer looks like:
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There are primarily 3 kinds of skin cancer and each of them look somewhat different. In this hub I'll give a brief description of each type of skin cancer along with several skin cancer pictures for each...
- Skin Cancer Pictures
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