Skin cancer is not a rare disease as many people think it is. Several news papers and other media in the last one decade have been constantly warning people about this disease and also advising people to protect their skin.
Several people take such warnings seriously and adhere to the advise given by them, but several others still ignore such advice. One should be careful and not ignore the warnings that are given by them as the chances getting skin cancer is a possibility.
One must take precaution by applying sun tan lotion and protect the skin from cancerous disease. If one stays under the sun unprotected for some time it may not lead to skin cancer but still can be a possibility. One must understand more about skin cancer and their forms.
Skin cancer can be classified into different forms but some of them are extremely rare. The most common type of skin cancers are melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma. Melanoma is the least common type of skin cancer but it is the most dangerous.
This disease develops from melanocytes within the skin and it is normally seen as pigmented lesion that has irregular shape. This type of skin cancer is the most dangerous and potentially harmful type of cancer and can spread to the different parts of the body. If diagnosed early it can be treated and the chances of cure are very high.
The other type Squamous cell Carcinoma is seen in any part of the body that is exposed to sun. This often occurs in hands, forehead and lower lip. This type of cancer appears as red bump that does not heal. If this cancer is not treated at the appropriate time it could spread to lymph nosed in the affected area.
The basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of cancer and the person affected by it will get a small bump that is pearly colored. . This type of cancer will not spread to other parts but will spread only within the skin around the cancer. Basal cell carcinoma cancer is seen in more people as this is due to exposure to sun without sufficient protection.