Dr. Christopher Arpey, a dermatologist at Mayo Clinic, describes the defining features and treatments of squamous cell carcinoma. Being the second most common kind of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma can be caused by anything from genes to burn scars to chronic injuries. Occasionally it is found near the mouth, with the most likely causes being frequent alcohol intake and smoking. Rarely, this cancer has been known to spread to other organs, however it has a high survival rate when caught early. We chose this video because it goes into depth with the surgery process as well as other treatments.
Jerry Brewer is a dermatologist for Mayo Clinic, who talks about the contributors to basal cell carcinoma. He uses examples like people with red hair, green or blue eyes, and people who have used tanning beds or extended sun exposure. He talks about the increasing likelihood of having basal cell carcinoma after other kinds of cancer. We decided to use this video because it has thorough reasoning and explanations for the dangers and treatments of basal cell carcinoma.
Spreading from the epidermis, melanoma can be one of the most aggressive types of cancer. While the umbrella term melanoma captures the idea, there are multiple forms of melanoma. The four kinds are; superficial spreading, letigo, nodular, and acral lentiginous. These all vary in lethality and speed in growth. 70% of all cases are superficial spreading melanoma, usually found in youth. The most aggressive kind of melanoma is nodular. We chose to use this article because of its detail in the different kinds of melanoma.
Rich Joseph is explaining the growth and danger of melanoma. It can originate all over the body, from the head and neck, and is one of the most likely to spread to other organs. It is the fastest working cancer, moving to the lymph nodes and then other major organs. After explaining the dangers he lays out the survival rates as high as 95% in early stages and as low as 20% in later stages. We chose this video because it details each of the stages of melanoma in a digestible way.
Appearing on the deepest layers of the epidermis, this is the most common type of skin cancer. This kind of carcinoma normally stays within the basal layer, not spreading far from the original growth. This is one of the most common and also has many causes and treatments. Usually caused by overexposure to sun, some other hazards are arsenic, contact with radiation and complications in unrelated injuries. This is one of the most preventable skin cancers however, through sunscreen, skin covering, and regular examinations. We chose this article because it provides the most detailed and specific explanation of threats.
Squamous cell carcinoma is a type of cancer that is usually found on parts of the body that withstand the most UV rays, through sun or tanning beds. This kind of cancer originates from the top layers of the skin, in the squamous cells. It can be diagnosed by a dermatologist, who will do an exam to make sure there are no other irregularities on the skin. Treatment options are available, usually in the form of surgery, as this kind of cancer is slow growing. Preventatives include sunscreen and avoiding radiation, as well as avoiding tanning beds. We chose this particular resource because it answers most overarching questions on diagnoses and treatments.