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What are the main types of skin cancer and their treatment options?

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THIS ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT

  • A general overview of the most common types of skin cancer
  • Statistics on the frequency of skin cancer and the types of people who acquire each kind
  • Identifying skin cancer type through a series of pictures

YOU WOULD BE LIKELY TO REFERENCE THIS ARTICLE IF YOU WERE RESEARCHING:

  • Skin cancer
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Malignant melanoma

IN WHAT SITUATIONS WILL THIS ARTICLE BE USEFUL FOR ME?

This article addresses one of the most common types of cancer. Knowing how to identify types of skin cancer will aid prevention.

QUESTIONS FOR YOUR MENTOR/TUTOR

  • What is the best action to take if I notice a worrying lesion on a patient?
  • What is the best prevention advice against skin cancer?
  • How do I decide which patients Ishould discuss prevention with?

STUDENT NT DECODER

  • Malignant: cancerous; a tendency to invade healthy tissue or to recur after removal
  • Benign: not harmful, not malignant
  • Skin lesions: any benign or malignant growth on the skin. Benign growths include moles and freckles; malignant growth include skin cancers
  • Ulcerated: developed into or become affected by an open sore on an external or internal surface of the body
  • Pigmentation: coloration of tissues by pigment
  • Cystic: forming membranous sac or cavity of abnormal character containing fluid
  • Nodular: having a small swelling or aggregation of cells in the body, especially an abnormal one

OTHER ARTICLES YOU MIGHT FIND USEFUL

  • Recognising the signs of skin cancer
  • The role of sunscreen preparations in preventing skin cancer
  • Preventing skin cancer through sun protection advice
  • Malignant melanoma
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