Recognizing Basal Cell Carcinoma

It’s the most common of all skin cancers. It strikes 3 out of every 10 women and 4 out of every 10 men in the United States. It is diagnosed 900,000 times a year in the USA alone. This most common of all cancers is basal cell carcinoma.

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Skin Cancer 101 – Recognizing Actinic Keratosis

It’s the most common form of skin cancer, but most of us have never heard of it. A keratosis is a growth on the skin, and an actinic keratosis is a growth on the skin that is activated by the sun. Actinic keratoses (the plural of actinic keratosis) are formed in summer sun but usually manifest themselves in winter when the skin dries out. And left unchecked, they can grow from barely noticeable blemishes to aggressive squamous cell carcinomas, capable of spreading throughout the body.

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I Spy Melanoma?

Melanomas only account for only 4 % of all skin cancer. However, they comprise of 74% of skin cancer related deaths! The skin remembers and accumulates sun damage over a life time. And there are no such things as a safe tanning booth. The sad truth is melanomas happen at any age. Melanomas are increasing in the United States.

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