The skin has 2 main layers. The top layer, on the surface of the body, is called the epidermis. The dermis is below the epidermis. It has nerves, blood vessels, sweat glands, oil (sebaceous) glands and hair follicles. The epidermis is made up of 3 types of cells: Squamous cells, Basal cells, Melanocytes. In recent years, non-melanoma incidence rate has been ranked in the 4th place, and cutaneous melanoma has not been recorded in the first ten places among the most frequent cancers in the inhabitants of the Upper Silesia, Poland. One in 60 males and one in 80 females runs a risk of developing the skin cancer till the age of 75 years.
Doctors and scientists are always looking for better ways to care for people with skin cancer. To make scientific advances, doctors create research studies involving volunteers, called clinical trials. Descriptions of the most common treatment options for non-melanoma skin cancer are listed below. Treatment options and recommendations depend on several factors, including the size and location of the skin cancer, possible side effects, and the patient’s preferences and overall health.Surgeries and other procedures for skin cancer include:
•Curettage and electrodessication