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vinodg
07-10-2008, 02:39 PM
What is Skin Cancer?

Skin Cancer starts at its smallest common denominator of the skin cell. Within each skin cell, a set of genes instructs the cell to do the right thing at the right time. Skin cancer happens when the cells of the epidermis become damaged and begin to grow out of control.

Note: Patients taking CellCept in combination with other antirejection medications have a greater chance of developing cancers, especially skin cancer.

Another condition to watch out for is actinic keratosis, which is not actually cancer but a precancerous skin disease. It is characterized by red, flattish, scaling areas. In the general population, 10% of actinic keratoses can turn into squamous cell carcinoma.

BrendaMarie
07-11-2008, 04:50 PM
Interesting information. I always knew what skin cancer was but not the details that you've shared here. Thank you!

Dr. Clean
09-23-2008, 12:10 PM
is skin cancer only of one type and can it be avoided. also i would like to know what are the symtopms of skin cancer and is it possible for a common man to find out that he has skin cnacer. i shall be grateful to you if you let me know the details

thanks in advance

azap
02-11-2009, 01:44 PM
thanks for the valuable info vinod.i really wasnt aware much of it.

boron
02-19-2009, 03:21 PM
The major risk factor for most types of skin carcinoma is UVA and UVB sunlight, including UVA from tanning saloons. Especially great risk is having a severe sunburn any time in life.

Skin cancers are often reported by farmers, other outdor workers, even drivers. Most of skin cancers (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma) grow slowly, are highly treatable, and are rarely life dangerous. These cancers appear mostly on the face, neck, and back of the hands.

Melanoma mostly appear on the trunk, and in women on legs, but also under nails or anywhere. It may grow slowly or rapidly, and is one of the most dangerous cancers.

Newly appearing skin spot, or an old nevus that changed in size, appearance or color is the main symptom. Such changes have to be checked with dermatologist immediately.

Treatment of all skin cancers is usually with surgical removal.

akshaykalia
03-21-2009, 05:59 PM
Skin cancer may appear as a change in the skin, such as a growth, an irritation or sore that does not heal, or a change in a wart or mole. Although anyone can get skin cancer, the risk is if you have fair skin that freckles easily, often with blue or light-colored eyes and red or blond hair.

The main skin cancer symptom includes a difference in the appearance of the skin. It may take the form of a spot, sore, or mole with a changeable size, shape, color, or feel. Some common skin cancer symptoms are firm red lump, sore or rough red spot that becomes crusty or scaly which begins to bleed, spot that becomes red, swollen, itchy, tender, or painful and mole that grows or otherwise changes its appearance. There are a variety of different skin cancer symptoms that you should be aware of. Those skin cancer symptoms include sores or changes in the skin that do not heal, ulcers in the skin, discoloring in parts of the skin, and changes in existing moles. The skin cancer symptoms may vary depending upon its type.

icebreaker
04-06-2009, 05:00 AM
Skin cancer is caused gradually by bad effects of sun damage. It usually occurs at the age of 18 years old and below due to constant exposure to sun's ultraviolet radiation.

THE French
06-04-2009, 10:30 PM
great information. thank you!

sindhu_pec
07-05-2009, 03:18 AM
Skin cancer can occur in the following three forms:
Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Melanoma

saggy
02-25-2010, 11:20 AM
Cancer develops when DNA, the molecule found in cells that encodes genetic information, becomes damaged and the body cannot repair the damage. These damaged cells begin to grow and divide uncontrollably. When this occurs in the skin, skin cancer develops. As the damaged cells multiply, they form a tumor. Since skin cancer generally develops in the epidermis, the outermost layers of skin, a tumor is usually clearly visible. This makes most skin cancers detectable in the early stages.

Types of Skin Cancer
Three types of skin cancer account for nearly 100% of all diagnosed cases. Each of these three cancers begins in a different type of cell within the skin, and each cancer is named for the type of cell in which it begins. Skin cancers are divided into one of two classes - nonmelanoma skin cancers and melanoma. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer.

The different types of skin cancer are:

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC): The most common cancer in humans, BCC develops in more than 1 million people every year in the United States alone. About 80% of all skin cancers are BCC, a cancer that develops in the basal cells - skin cells located in the lowest layer of the epidermis. BCC can take several forms. It can appear as a shiny translucent or pearly nodule, a sore that continuously heals and then re-opens, a pink slightly elevated growth, reddish irritated patches of skin, or a waxy scar. Most BCCs appear on skin with a history of exposure to the sun, such as the face, ears, scalp, and upper trunk. These tumors tend to grow slowly and can take years to reach inch in size. While these tumors very rarely metastasize (cancer spreads to other parts of the body), dermatologists encourage early diagnosis and treatment to prevent extensive damage to surrounding tissue.

teguhyuliantos
05-05-2010, 02:44 PM
Many things that can cause skin cancer, one of them is the use of skin cream that does not fit, and too many contain potentially dangerous chemicals. Besides that, the ultraviolet rays from the sun stringed can also cause skin cancer, where radiation occurs continuously be very dangerous for the health of your skin. To avoid skin cancer, you can do simple things, such as ways to reduce excessive use of skin cream.

karterlee
10-07-2010, 10:49 AM
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y34963
10-07-2010, 03:59 PM
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You have provided us with no information whatsoever. Your link doesn't go to anything. I can't believe that an exerciser would help skin cancer!

stevesmith
01-07-2011, 10:28 AM
Skin cancer is a disease in which malignant cancer cells are found in the outer layers of the skin.Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancer. This are some symptoms of skin cancer.
Irregularly shaped, dark brownish spot with darker or black areas
A suspicious change in an existing mole or spot.
Shiny, firm, dome-shaped bumps anywhere on the body
A sore that doesn't heal within two weeks.

harold919
01-22-2011, 10:08 AM
Thank you for the post. Its very important to know about cancer. Because if we don't know it, how can we be aware of it. Thank you very much. I hate cancer and i also afraid it a lot.

mck123
03-29-2012, 06:26 AM
Skin cancer is a disease in which skin cells lose the ability to divide and grow normally in the human body. Healthy skin cells basically divide in an orderly way to replace dead cells and grow new skin. Abnormal cells can grow out of control and form a mass or 'tumor' in the body. When abnormal cells originate in the skin and the mass is also called a skin tumor.

mck123
04-24-2012, 06:02 AM
Skin cancer is also a disease in which skin cells lose the ability to divide and also grow normally. Healthy skin cells normally divide in an orderly way to replace dead cells and grow new skin in the human body. Abnormal cells can also grow out of control and form a mass and 'tumor'. When abnormal cells originate in the body skin, and the mass is also called a skin tumor.

vencasand
04-24-2012, 12:13 PM
you repeated your own post in almost the same words. are you not reading previous posts?

whosthatgirl
05-28-2012, 12:42 AM
I would like to share quite a few skin checks tips for prevention to detect early any abnormality onto your skin as early diagnosis and treatments for skin cancer will radically improve odds of total recovery.

Regular monthly self skin inspections are necessary in protecting against cancer of the skin. I recommend that once a month, you look at yourself starting from head to feet, spread you hair apart, look in the mouth, spread your buttocks apart, look in between all your toes to check out any new skin moles or moles that are having new colors in them, which are growing or commencing to burn, itch or bleed. In addition you'll want to examine bug bites or pimples that haven't cured. Normally, those should heal in a matter of few weeks. Just in case they are not removed or beginning to grow, definitely would have them check by your skin doctor. Know more about the skin cancer symptoms.

mck123
06-05-2012, 05:17 AM
Skin cancer is also a disease of the human body's skin cells usually as a result of skin cell damage. Skin cancer begins in the lower layer of the epidermis such as the outside layer of the body skin. The epidermis contains mostly three different types of cells such as squamous cells, basal cells and melanocytes.

skincloud
06-05-2012, 08:22 AM
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. There are two types - UVA and UVB. Sunlamps and tanning booths which are artificial forms of UV radiation, can also cause skin cancer.

Thanks for sharing this information to us.

camphoroilexpor
08-29-2012, 09:56 AM
Skin cancer is a disease of the body's skin cells usually as a result of skin cell damage. Basal and squamous cell skin cancers are by far the most common cancers of the skin. They develop from cells called keratinocytes, the most common cells in the skin.

Thanks

Peterson12
10-23-2012, 11:25 AM
Cancer develops when DNA, the molecule found in cells that encodes genetic information, becomes damaged and the body cannot repair the damage. These damaged cells begin to grow and divide uncontrollably. When this occurs in the skin, skin cancer develops. As the damaged cells multiply, they form a tumor. Since skin cancer generally develops in the epidermis, the outermost layers of skin, a tumor is usually clearly visible. This makes most skin cancers detectable in the early stages.

Ankith
10-26-2012, 10:59 AM
Skin Cancer is define under two categories they are
Keratinocyte cancers
Melanomas
Basal and squamous cell skin cancers are by far the most common cancers of the skin. They develop from cells called keratinocytes, the most common cells in the skin.
Melanomas are cancers that develop from melanocytes, the cells that make the brown pigment that gives skin its color. Melanocytes can also form benign (non-cancerous) growths called moles.

hemantlatawa
06-19-2013, 08:36 AM
Thanks for sharing information. Very important for me. Thanks.