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Doctor insights on: 3 Types Skin Cancer

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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,224 doctors shared insights

Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What types of people get skin cancer?

What types of people get skin cancer?

All skin types: Anyone can get a skin cancer but there's higher risk for fairer skin complexion and increased sun exposure. Genetics plays an important role so if skin cancer runs in the family that puts you at higher risk. As more people live longer and spend more time in the sun, there will be increasing incidence of skin cancer. The U.S. Is currently having higher rates of skin cancer and will continue to incr. ...Read more

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Is there a type of skin cancer that can be lethal?

Is there a type of skin cancer that can be lethal?

Yes: Skin cancers that are more advanced (higher stage) are associated with lower survival rates. ...Read more

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Which type of harsh chemicals may cause skin cancer?

Skin carcinogens: The most common cause of skin cancer is exposure to uv radiation. Chemicals that cause skin cancer include chronic exposure to arsenicals and some industrial solvents. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my symptoms are a type of skin cancer?

How can I tell if my symptoms are a type of skin cancer?

Dr exam or biopsy: There are many types of skin cancer and many different symptoms. If you have a skin lesion (mole, rash, bump, etc) that is changing, bleeding, ulcerated, growing or is otherwise bothersome, the best thing to do is to have it examined by a physician, and ultimately examined by a dermatopathologist, a doctor who specializes in diseases of the skin. ...Read more

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Need expert opinions about skin cancer types, what are they?

Need expert opinions about skin cancer types, what are they?

3 types: The commonest skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma which is fairly benign and has near 100% cure rates when treated early. Squamous cell cancer is the next most frequent skin cancer, this too does not spread so mostly cured easily. The worst kind of skin cancer is melanoma which has higher risik of spreading in the body. So it requires close watch and close check ups because of its dangerous natur. ...Read more

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Are there different types of skin cancer? If so, what are they?

Many: There are many types of skin cancer, too numerous to mention here, ..But some common ones are squamus cell and basal cell. Malignant melanoma is more serious. If you have concerns, or suspicious lesions, see a dermatiologist for a thorough skin exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which type of skin cancer accounts for largest number of cancer deaths?

Which type of skin cancer accounts for largest number of cancer deaths?

Melanoma: Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. More than 75, 000 cases of skin cancer in 2012 were due to melanoma. It accounts for almost 9, 000 of the nearly 12, 000 skin cancer deaths each year. One person dies of melanoma every hour (every 62 minutes). ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common are: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use & ...Read more


Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Melanoma is a cancer of the melanocyte cells. Melanocyte cells determine the color of your skin. Although these cells are primarily found in your skin, they can also be found in the bowel ...Read more