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Description of Basal cell cancer

Description  According to dictionary definition  Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. The two most common types are basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer. They usually form on the head, face, neck, hands, and arms. Another type of skin cancer, melanoma, is more dangerous but less common.  Causes and Risk FactorsAccording to dictionary definition  Skin cancer is common in people who:1. Spend a lot of time in the sun or have been sunburned2. Have light-colored skin, hair, and eyes3. Have a family member with skin cancer4. Are over age 50  Signs and SymptomsAccording to dictionary definition  Common symptoms are:1. Unusual skin growth2. Bump or sore3. Pale patch of skin4. Waxy or translucent bumps  InvestigationsAccording to dictionary definition  Your doctor will examine you physically for any suspicious skin markings and any changes in the way your skin looks.  TreatmentAccording to dictionary definition  Treatment is more likely to work well when cancer is found early. If not treated, some types of skin cancer cells can spread to other tissues and organs.Treatments include:1. Surgery2. Radiation therapy3. Chemotherapy4. Photodynamic therapy (PDT)5. Biologic therapy  NIH: National Cancer Institute



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