Skin Cancers

The incidence of skin cancers is increasing worlwide. The ultimate factor is UV light exposure. For this reason, face, neck and hands are the most common sites of skin cancer.

Skin cancer types:

  1. Basal cell carsinoma (BCC)
  2. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
  3. Malign Melanom (MM)

BCC is the most common form, grows slowly and invades surrounding tissue.

SCC invades the surrounding tissues and can spreads to distant organs lymphatically.

MM; is the most rare however most dangerous type of skin cancer. It is treatable provided diagnosed at an early stage. For this reason, biopsy is recommended without delay from suspicious lesions.

  • A biopsy is needed for an existing mole or for new lesions; if there is A,B,C,D,E:
  • Asymmetry
  • Border irregularity
  • Color variations
  • Diamater ( 6 mm or more)
  • Evolution (changes in size, shape, and color, bleeding, itching)
  • Treatment of skin cancer is surgical excision with cancer free margins.