Sunday, 3 June 2012

Common Skin Disorder (Skin Cancer)

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancer. It is developed from the uncontrollable growth of cancer cells in the epidermis. Skin cancer is caused by the overexposure of ultra violet rays (sunlight, tanning booths) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer.

Symptoms for BCC

The most common warning sign to determine skin cancer is a change in the appearance of the skin, like waxy bumps on face, ears or neck, brownish patches on chest and back or firm red lumps on lips, hands or arms.


Skin cancer is treatable with standard surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Surgery helps to remove the cancer on the face while chemotherapy and radiation are performed when surgery is not an option.

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