If you notice any new developments or changes in the size, shape or
colour of moles, freckles, skin tags, brown spots, bumps or nodules on
your body, Don't freak out just see your doctor right away to make
sure it's nothing serious.
Why? Because someone of us are in love with the sun and we forget that
we expose our bodies to skin cancer destruction.
*The Parts of the Body Which BCC's usually Appear
BCC is a slow-growing cancer that rarely spreads to other parts of the
body. It usually develops in parts of the body that are exposed to the
sun, such as the head and neck. This type of skin cancer can spread
under the skin and to the bones and organs if left untreated.
* How do you identify Basal cell carcinoma?
It will normally appear as a small fleshy,translucent bump on the
head,neck,or hands and has a smooth pearly appearance.
*Where Squamous Cell Carcinoma Appears on the Body
It also spreads, but it does so more often than basal cell carcinoma.
This type of skin cancer usually appears on sun-exposed areas of the
body such as the face, ear, neck, lips, and backs of the hands. It can
also begin within scars or skin ulcers elsewhere on the body. Less
often, it can form in the skin of the genital area. Squamous cell
carcinomas are more likely to invade tissues beneath the skin, and
slightly more likely to spread to distant parts of the body than basal
* How do you identify squamous cell carcinoma?
Cancer often appears as a firm red bump,and may feel scaly with red patches.
It is usually found on nose,foreheads, lower lip and hands. Over 90%
of the above types of skin cancer can be cured,however they must be
*Other Parts of the Body which Melanoma Appears
Melanomas can develop from an existing or newly appearing mole that
may change in colour, size and shape. A melanoma originates in the
melanocytes, the cells that produce the skin pigment known as melanin,
and the mole may bleed, form a scab or even itch.
* How do you Identify malignant melanomas?
Most melanomas start on a pigmented patch such as a mole or a freckle.
Watch out for itchiness or change in the size, height, shape, colour,
texture, or sensation of a mole.
extracted from : http://www.skincancer.org
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