squamous cell carcinoma

Can You Die from Skin Cancer?

Can you die from skin cancer? If you don't know someone in your circle who's been diagnosed and treated from skin cancer, you may have a preconception that skin cancer is treatable 100 percent of the time. But each type of skin cancer carries its own survival risks. Melanoma is … Read More

Melanoma Risk Factors, Treatment and Prevention

Melanoma is the deadliest of all types of skin cancer. Unfortunately, too many people delay treatment, even when they know they have a potentially life-threatening disease. The lifetime risk of getting melanoma, according to the American Cancer Society, is about one in 40 for Caucasians, one in 200 for Hispanics, … Read More

Sunburn Risks, Treatment and Prevention

Most, if not all, skin diseases are caused by overexposure to the sun. If the sun does not cause them, many of them are made worse by exposure to the sun’s UV rays. However, there are benefits to sun exposure, particularly in the case of UV rays, which help the … Read More

Skin Cancer Symptoms That You Shouldn’t Ignore

You've heard the warnings about the dangers of skin cancer over and over again, and you know the importance of protecting your skin from the sun using sunscreen and clothing, but do you know what skin cancer symptoms to look for? Depending on your medical and family history, you may … Read More

3 Skin Cancer Types and Their Warning Signs

The three most common skin cancer types are melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma, and the number of Americans who get one or more forms continues to increase. Nearly half of Americans who live to be 65 will develop some type of skin cancer. Almost all of them, … Read More

Is Skin Cancer Itchy?

Is skin cancer itchy? The easy answer to this question is, “No, itchy skin by itself is not likely to be a symptom of skin cancer,” but it’s important to look beyond the easiest answer. Each type of cancer has its own set of symptoms, and there is some overlap … Read More

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treatment

Squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) are diagnosed by a biopsy conducted in a dermatologist’s office. The tissue is sent to a pathologist to determine whether or not cancer cells are present. The Skin Cancer Foundation says that SCCs are usually limited to the epidermis for an extended period of time. If … Read More

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