Believed to result from exposure to ultraviolet radiation, skin cancer is an unusual, rapid growth of human skin cells.
The main types of skin cancer include
- Squamous-cell cancer
- : Formation of thin, flat cells at the top layer of the epidermis.
- Basal-cell cancer : Formation of round cells beneath squamous cells.
- Melanoma : The most common type of skin cancer, melanoma is unnatural growth of skin cells caused due to ultraviolet exposure.
Medical conditions affecting the immune system
Symptoms of Melanoma
Curing Skin Cancer
Surgery: The primary treatment of all stages, surgery is aimed at removing the tumor.
Chemotherapy: This therapy is used to either kill the cancer cells or to stop them from dividing through the use of drugs.
Radiation therapy: It is the use of high-energy x-rays and radiation to kill cancer cells or stop them from growing.
Biologic therapy: In this therapy, the patient’s immune system is used to fight cancer. Substances from the body are developed in a laboratory to boost, or restore natural defenses of the body to fight vcancer.
Targeted therapy: In this therapy, drugs or other substances are used to attack cancer cells.