Skin cancer-the abnormal growth of skin cells-most often develops on skin exposed to the sun. But this common form of cancer can also occur on areas of your skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight.
Freezing: Doctor may destroy actinic keratoses and some small, early skin cancers by freezing them with liquid nitrogen (cryosurgery). Mohs surgery: This procedure is for larger, recurring or difficult-to-treat skin cancers, which may include both basal.
Radiation therapy: Radiation therapy uses high-powered energy beams, such as X-rays, to kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy: In chemotherapy, drugs are used to kill cancer cells. For cancers limited to the top layer of skin, creams or lotions containing anti-cancer agents may be applied directly to the skin. Photodynamic therapy: This treatment destroys skin cancer cells with a combination of laser light and drugs that makes cancer cells sensitive to light.
Symptoms & Statistics
A pearly or waxy bump A flat, flesh-colored or brown scar-like lesion A firm, red nodule A flat lesion with a scaly, crusted surface A large brownish spot with darker speckles A mole that changes in color, size or feel or that bleeds A small lesion with an irregular border and portions that appear red, white, blue or blue-black Dark lesions on your palms, soles, fingertips or toes, or on mucous membranes lining your mouth, nose, vagina or anus.According to World health rankings the Death Rate (Age Standardized) of Skin Cancer patients was found to be 2.25% Per 100,000 people during the year 2014.