Types of human skin cancer
One fine day when I was at a local store I was impressed by the hair coloring of the clerk seated there. I told her how beautiful the coloring looked on her with that perfect dark base and the streaks that looked so natural. It seemed as if the sun itself had beautifully dyed her hair. We got talking about how when we were young we did not have to take the help of any hair dye. We had to spray SunIn on the hair and exposed it to sunlight for an hour or so and we had the desired hair color. This led to discussing how that was almost impossible now what with the ozone layer weakening and the ultraviolet rays having the potential to cause irreparable damage to our hair. (SunIn by the way is not one of the aerosols but is a pump spray).
However we are not here to discuss hair coloring methods that do not contain chemicals. We are here to provide you with information regarding the many types of skin cancer. However as we are no skin experts the information that we make available to you here would be basic and informative.
The major types of skin cancer are: Basal Cell Carcinoma (also referred to as non-melanoma skin cancer); Melanoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Melanoma- It is also referred to as Cutaneous Melanoma and Malignant Melanoma. The cancer cells that lead to the disease are formed in the melanocytes. These melanocytes cause skin pigmentation. According to the reports published by the University of Maryland Medicine, melanoma is the rarest from of skin cancer and also the most malignant. It is mostly found in people who have a light complexion, light eyes and light hair. This however does not chalk out the possibility of the disease attacking people with other complexions as well. Individuals with black or brown complexion are just as susceptible to it. The symptoms that are the result of the disease are a mole that changes shape, color, size, or state (if it starts bleeding or oozing), or as per the study of UMM, it may be that the mole feels swollen, hard, and itchy,.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma- This type of skin cancer is also known as non-melanoma skin cancer. This manifests itself as red colored scaly patches or nodules. This mainly affects the Caucasians as they have a light complexion. The symptoms are mostly seen on ear-rims, lips, mouth and face.
Basal Cell Carcinoma - The second of the types of skin cancer, Basal Cell Cancer, typically starts as a \"small, fleshy bump or nodule,\" most commonly found on the head, neck, and/or hands. Of the three types of skin cancer, Basal Cell Carcinoma, which is typically found in Caucasians, say those at UMM, make up \"more than 90 percent in the U.S..
My mother had the second most common of the types of skin cancer, on her lip, and while we at first teased her that it was herpes, she was smart enough to know it was a \"sun blister\" and quick enough to catch it by going to a specialist. That\'s the good news, to give you hope when you bemoan the loss of days picnicking, swimming, and \"bathing\" under the wonderful sun.