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    **** Male

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    Mar 2012

    Default Skin cancer

    What are the symptoms to know the skin cancer and why is this formed and what us the cure of skin cancer. Have anyone here any idea.

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    hi!basically there is three types of skin cancer basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma finally malignant melanoma which is the most dangerous one. people who are exposed to ultraviolet rays from sun for longer time, people who have family history similar skin cancer, white race, and people with age over 50 are more prone it. basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma r usually found on head and neck, they have various morphology. where as melanoma is can be found in any part of body.

    characteristic appearence of basal cell carcinoma is like ulcerated nodule with pearly beaded margin and dilated small vessels over it.where as basal cell carcinoma is more like thickened indurted verrucous plaque on sun exposed parts ,sometimes also seen as raised ulcer with indurated base, everted broad margin. malignant melanoma is has various different forms, ABCD rule of melanoma is usually very helpful to consider the diagnosis.

    Any suspected lesion should be consulted with dermatologist and excisional biopsy should be sent for histopathological examination immediately. Diagnosis of all these skin caners can only be confirmed by histopathological examination.

    surgical excision is treatment of choice for all types of skin cancers.

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    **kevinkrieger** Male

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    Nov 2013


    Ultraviolet radiation from sun is the main reason behind skin cancer.People should going outside from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Also sunscreens with a SPF of 15 to 30 or higher helps.Treatment involve radiation therapy, chemotherapy or a combination of both.

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    you can easily see an article about skin cancer on the Internet,however, what is true and accurate 100% information about skin cancer and how it can be prevented, is very difficult. Regular examination of the skin for any new or unusual growths, or changes in the size, shape or color of an existing spot, is key to finding and treating skin cancers early. If you find anything suspicious, you should discuss it with your primary care physician or a dermatologist. While many skin cancers develop in areas exposed to the sun, they may also develop in areas that are usually hidden from the sun. It is important to examine all of these areas. In addition to examining the legs, trunk, arms, face and neck, it is important to look for signs of skin cancer in the areas between the toes, underneath nails, palms of the hands and soles of the feet, genitals and even the eyes.
    Actinic Keratosis: These small, scaly patches are caused by too much sun, and commonly occur on the head, neck, or hands, but can be found elsewhere. They can be an early warning sign of skin cancer, but itís hard to tell whether a particular patch will continue to change over time and become cancerous. Most do not, but doctors recommend early treatment to prevent the development of squamous cell skin cancer. Fair-skinned, blond, or red-haired people with blue or green eyes are most at risk. Actinic Cheilitis: Related to actinic keratosis, actinic cheilitis is a precancerous condition that usually appears on the lower lips. Scaly patches or persistent roughness of the lips may be present. Less common symptoms include swelling of the lip, loss of the sharp border between the lip and skin, and prominent lip lines. Actinic cheilitis may evolve into invasive squamous cell carcinoma if not treated. Cutaneous Horns: The cutaneous horn appears as a funnel-shaped growth that extends from a red base on the skin. It is composed of compacted keratin (the same protein in nails). It is a specialized type of actininc keratosis. The size and shape of the growth can vary considerably, but most are a few millimeters in length. Squamous cell carcinoma can be found at the base. It usually occurs in fair-skinned elderly adults with a history of significant sun exposure.
    A mole (nevus) is a benign growth of melanocytes, cells that gives skin its color. Although very few moles become cancer, abnormal or atypical moles can develop into melanoma over time. "Normal" moles can appear flat or raised or may begin flat and become raised over time. The surface is typically smooth. Moles that may have changed into skin cancer are often irregularly shaped, contain many colors, and are larger than the size of a pencil eraser. Most moles develop in youth or young adulthood. It's unusual to acquire a mole in the adult years.
    These are things that I combined through my research recently. There are many others signs and symptoms. You should care much more about this, because even a mole can show a sign, so that it's really hard to define if you do not pay attention about this.
    How about the cure for skin cancer?
    I recommend that guava is the best thing for cancer treatment in general. Guava leaf oil is extremely successful as an anti-proliferative substance, and has actually been shown to be more effective than some leading modern medicines in reducing cancerous growth. Guavas are alsorich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to be wildly successful in reducing prostate cancer risk. That same antioxidant has also shown to inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells, although further human trials need to be done. The naturally high levels of vitamin C in guavas, which are four times higher than the levels found in oranges (the traditional vitamin C powerhouse), provides the immune system a huge boost in antioxidants. Antioxidants are the major lines of defense against the proliferation of free radicals in the body, which are one of the main causes of serious conditions like cancer and heart disease. Therefore, adding guava to your diet has numerous ways in which it helps you stay health and cancer-free.
    How about sardines? This is a fish, how can be?
    ou don't have to give up juicy summer burgers; just enjoy some fish regularly to help keep your skin healthy. Thanks to the anti-inflammatory action of omega-3s, found mainly in shellfish and naturally fatty fish, eating at least a weekly serving of those foods may double your melanoma protection, Fortes's research found. Fortes adds that such a diet may also protect against nonmelanoma skin cancers, which are less deadly but more common. People who ate an average of one serving of omega-3 fatty acid-rich oily fish like this guy, sardines scaly precancerous skin patches or growths that are caused by UV exposure and can turn into an early form of squamous cell carcinoma. You can see more information in this link, it provides more than skin cancer treatment for you.

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    **Stella Bell** Female

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    Watercress can help you prevent cancer. With many phytonutrients, one of the greatest health benefits of watercress is to lower the risk of cancer.

    Most studies recommend that the daily intake of over 80 grams of watercress would generate positive outcomes.

    Watercress, along with other cruciferous vegetables, contains phytochemical compounds that encourage the body to enhance cellular protection (9).

    Some antioxidants in watercress, such as beta-carotene or lutein (which carrots contain much), have the anti-carcinogenic quality, which is beneficial for cancer prevention .


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    **Gina Dantes** Female

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    Dec 2016


    As kevin said UV rays are the root cause of skin cancer. Exposure to more x-rays and other radiations can also cause skin cancer. You might find a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) which is a red, scaling, thickened patch on sun exposed skin.This is one of the symptoms that you can identify.

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