Summer is the prime time to take a good look at your skin, especially because according to the American Academy of Dermatology, the skin cancer is causing effects on 20% Americans.
Anyone can suffer from skin cancer. Men over the age of 50 and people with fair skin are at a greater risk than the general population. The present effects of skin cancer have spread great awareness amongst people and now they are taking good care of their skin. Now people regularly go for skin checks with their families or if they see something new pop up they immediately go to the dermatologist.
All women who keep an eye on their skin and their husbands’ skin are greatly appreciated. Here are some most common types of skin cancer.
Basal cell carcinoma: –
It is a popular type of skin cancer and looks like a pinkish patch of skin or pearl-like, flesh coloured bump. It can grow into the nerves and bones invading the surrounding tissue causing damage and disfigurement.
Actinic Keratoses: –
These are the dry, scaly spots or patches that are known as the precancerous growths. Generally, fair-skinned people suffer from this disease, following years of sun exposure, especially on their hands, neck, forearms and head. It usually appears after the age of 40 and if left untreated it can develop into a severe type of cancer, called squamous cell carcinoma.
Squamous cell carcinoma: –
It appears as a scaly patch; red firm bump or a sore that reopens after healing. It can also develop deep in the skin, causing disfigurement and damage. Treating this disease in the early stages is highly recommended otherwise, it can spread cancerous cells to other parts of the body.