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Skin Cancer Pictures

Updated on April 10, 2012
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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 type of skin cancer.

Squamous Skin Cancer Pictures

1. Squamous cell carcinoma is 1 of the 3 skin cancer forms that may be observed within locations on the body which are subjected to sunlight. This may include the ears, face as well as oral cavity. One indicator associated with this kind of skin cancer is a lump which tends to change into an open wound. This open sore is actually a kind of ulceration which is red with a flat spot which is occasionally crusty and grows larger without healing. If this is left unattended, that bump/sore could spread quickly to various other areas of the body such as nerve paths, blood-stream and lymphatic systems.

Pictures of Squamous Skin Cancer are Below:

Basal Cell Skin Cancer Pictures

2. Basal cell skin cancer is the 2nd type of skin cancer we'll be discussing and accounts for 75% of all skin cancer cases each year and is the most prevalent kind of skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma generally develops upon the face, neck as well as hands. It's a very curable kind of skin cancer which hardly ever advances to other areas of the body. Signs of this kind of skin cancer consist of a sore which leaks or even bleeds, an sensitive region of red, or a yellow/white area which appears to look similar to a pinkish scar that's noticeably raised (if you moved your finger over it).

Pictures of Basal Cell Skin Cancer are Below:

Melanoma Skin Cancer Pictures

3. The 3rd type of the skin cancer is the worst...melanoma. Melanoma is hands down the most deadliest form of skin cancer because of how fast it spreads to other parts of the body and because it's really difficult to treat (there are currently just a handful of drugs that it responds to). Melanoma may manifest on any part of the body that has been exposed to damaging UV rays. This typically include the legs, head, hands, arms and face. Melanoma is treatable if detected in it's early stages. The signs of Melanoma are any type of mole that has recently begun to get larger (more than 0.25 in) in a short amount of time, a dark growth that has very un-even borders (looks like an ink splat) instead of the typical round/oval mole shape, a growth that consists of many shades of color like brown, black, green, red, purple (normal moles are usually just one shade of brown).

Pictures of Melanoma Below:


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      Dot 3 years ago


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      waqas 4 years ago

      May God bless us all

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      jacobson 6 years ago

      hope these people get better

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      john smith 6 years ago

      my bestie has lung cancer and is in holpital rite now. iam crying looking at wat he going thru

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      jacobson 6 years ago

      its terrible what has happened to these people

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      fucsia 6 years ago

      My curiosity and your title bring me here. I think that publish these photos are useful to those who have a skin lesion and undervalue it. Useful page. Thank for sharing.

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      tom james 7 years ago

      iv had a severe sun burn to my back and it hurts allot if i move such as in getting blisters along my left shoulder and lots of them is this cancer or a common acourance?.

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      lee jordan 7 years ago

      i am worryed , i got on my right arm 4 tiny sore or what i thot was cuts but they r not going away , they r relly iche and some time sore , i now have two on my left arm and they r the same but these ones ose out cleer licwed is this bad

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      Fend 7 years ago

      It's a very useful info, but also gross.

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      urba 7 years ago from Vilnius, Lithuania

      Terrible but usefull. I've just posted something new about cancer treatment using herbs and vegetables starting from gene and finishing ,,,in the garden

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      valeriebelew 7 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

      I had melonoma over twenty years ago; gratefully, it was treated before it spread. Interesting and informative hub.