When cells of the skin multiply in a haphazard manner,they form small masses on the skin, and these are known as skin cancer.
There are mainly three types of skin cancer. The most common are squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma present ulcerated masses on the lower half of the face, while basal cell carcinoma are skin coloured, pearly white or coloured masses on the upper half of the face. Both can be cured by surgical method.
Melanoma, on the other hand, is the most lethal cancers. They are like coloured moles, which grow repidly,can bleed,are itchy or change colour. They have to be excised very early. Any doubtful lesion or mass on the skin which doesn’t itch, painless has to be checked to rule out skin cancer.
Skin cancer is diagnosed clinically and confirmed by histopathological examination. If you have doubt or if you suspect of skin cancer it is better to consult a dermatologist as soon as possible for quick management and treatment.