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what are the short and long term effects from skin cancer on the body?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
3 main types: Basal and Squamous occur in older, sun exposure. Melanoma any age, these have different symptoms and signs. Local issues for the first 2. Melanoma unpredictably can go to other organs.
Answered on Mar 24, 2019
Dr. Christopher Crosby
15 years experience Dermatology
It Depends on Type: "Skin cancer" refers to literally dozens of specific cancers. The 3 most common types are Melanoma (MM), Squamous Cell Carcinoma(SCC) , Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC). MM is usually easily treated if caught early but can be fatal if it spreads. SCC is usually easily treated if caught early but in certain cases can spread and be fatal. BCC is the least dangerous b/c it rarely spreads, but can disfigure
Answered on Sep 6, 2019
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