Learn More about Squamous Cell Carcinoma
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Squamous cell carcinoma is an uncontrolled growth of cells that start squamous cells. They are in the skin’s upper layers. Squamous cell carcinoma can look like many things. They will typically look like scaly red patches, open sores, elevated growths with a central depression, or warts, they can also crust or bleed. They can sometimes deadly if allowed to grow.
Learn about basal cell carcinoma staging. This process provides information on the extent of the disease and helps your team determine your treatment options.
Basal cell carcinoma originates in the basal cells and starts in the outer layer of the skin or the epidermis. This type of cancer usually doesn't spread farther than where it originally started from. Basal cell carcinoma can look like different things. They can appear as a white or pink bump, a brown, black, or blue lesion, a flat scaly reddish patch, or a white, waxy, scar-like lesion. Prevention for Basal Cell Carcinoma include seeing a doctor for a skin examination, wearing protective clothing, sunscreen, and avoiding tanning beds and lamps. Diagnosing Basal cell carcinoma is with a skin biopsy.
Melanoma is a life threatening tumor that grows in cells called melanocytes, which are cells that produce pigment. They are usually majority black or brown. But, some melanomas are colored, pink, red, purple, blue or white. Melanoma is treated by Radiation therapy, Surgery Skin grafting, Wide local excision, Medications, Antiviral drugs and Chemotherapy. Some ways Melanoma can be prevented is by avoiding the sun, wearing sunscreen, wearing protective clothing and avoiding tanning lamp/beds.