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skin cancer 

Understanding the Skin Cancer

Understanding the Skin Cancer

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Skin is the first and foremost protective layer of the body. It protects us from sunburn, heat, injury and infections. It helps in storing fat and water and controlling body temperature too. Skin is made up of several layers such as epidermis ...

What are the Signs of Skin Cancer?

What are the Signs of Skin Cancer?

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All skin cancers including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma generally start as changes to your skin. These changes can appear as new growths or precancerous lesions, or other changes that are not cancer but may become cancer later. You can learn here how to identify early warning signs.

Risk Factors for Skin Cancer- Are you at Risk of Getting Skin Cancer?

Risk Factors for Skin Cancer- Are you at Risk of Getting Skin Cancer?

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Risk factors are defined as various conditions and activities that may lead to a disease condition or increase chances of getting that disease. Risk factors are different for different cancer types.

Facts about Skin Cancer

Facts about Skin Cancer

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Skin cancer refers to any cancer that begins in your skin. It may develop on any part of your skin and can also spread to other tissues and organs in the body. Skin cancer is the number one cancer diagnosis in the United States, in fact, more common than breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer combined.

Skin Cancer Treatment (Non-Melanoma)

Skin Cancer Treatment (Non-Melanoma)

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Often, people diagnosed with basal or squamous cell skin cancer are cured with treatment. There are a variety of treatment options for skin cancer. These options depend on several factors such as the size of the cancer ...