Skin Cancer – When skin cells grow abnormally
What is skin cancer?
When skin cells grow abnormally, a skin cancer may be diagnosed. It
is a cancer formed from skin tissue. This can either happen to areas
with a lot sun exposure or to skin which is not ordinarily exposed to
sun. There are three major types of skin cancer:
- basal cell carcinoma
- squamous cell carcinoma
The two most common types are basal cell carcinoma and squamous
cell carcinoma. These skin cancer types are highly curable. The third
most common type is melanoma, and it is more dangerous and leads to the most deaths.
What are the risk factors for skin cancer?
The majority of cases are caused by overexposure to ultraviolet light. UV light is a kind of radiation, and is invisible for humans. It is emitted from the sun, from tanning beds, and sunlamps. UV r…