Malignant Skin Tumors At A Glance

In the US, more than 3.5 million new cases are diagnosed in more than 2 million people annually. (Summary of recommendations for screening and counseling for skin cancer from The Skin Cancer Foundation and the US Preventive Services Task Force Summary of recommendations for screening for skin cancer and counseling for skin cancer [screening for skin cancer and counseling for skin cancer].)

They usually occur in sun-exposed areas of the skin. Cancers of the skin are the most common cancers in general. The highest incidence is in people who work outdoors, athletes and people who sunbathe much; Moreover, the incidence is inversely proportional to melanin content of the skin: light-skinned people are most at risk. Besides skin cancer often occurs after radiation or exposure to carcinogens (eg. As arsenic intake). In the US, more than 3.5 million new cases are diagnosed in more than 2 million people annually. (Summary of recommendations for screening and counseling for skin cancer from The Skin Cancer Foundation and the US Preventive Services Task Force Summary of recommendations for screening for skin cancer and counseling for skin cancer [screening for skin cancer and counseling for skin cancer].) The most common forms of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma (about 80%) squamous (about 16%) melanoma (4%) the less common forms of skin cancer are Paget’s disease of the nipple or extramammary Paget (usually near the anus) Kaposi’s sarcoma Merkel cell carcinoma tumors of the adnexa Atypical fibroxanthomas Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (mycosis fungoides) as Bowen’s disease is referred to a Superficial squamous carcinoma. A keratoacanthoma can be a well-differentiated variant of squamous. First, skin cancer is usually asymptomatic. The most common is the manifestation as irregular, red or pigmented lesion that does not heal. Each non-pigmented lesion which increases in proportion to the surrounding structures should be biopsied, whether slight inflammation, crusting, or occasional bleeding present. With early treatment, most skin cancers can be cured. Tips and risks Each skin lesion, whether the appearance is typical or atypical of cancer, which increases or persists longer than expected, should be biopsied. The screening process routine screening for skin cancer consists of self-examination of the patient, medical examination, or both. Prevention Since many types of skin cancer appears to be a reference to UV exposure, a number of measures are recommended to limit exposure. Avoiding sunlight: seeking shade, minimize outdoor activities between 10 am and 4 pm (when the sun rays are strongest), avoidance of sunbathing the use of tanning beds, the use of protective clothing: long-sleeved shirts, pants and wide-brimmed hats use of sunscreen agents: at least a sun protection factor (SPF) 30 verwendne with broad spectrum UVA / UVB protection as directed (ie every 2 h and after swimming or perspiration newly apply); Sunscreen should not be used in order to stay in the sun longer THe current findings status is not sufficient to determine whether the measures to reduce the incidence or mortality of melanoma; with white skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma) sunscreen reduces the incidence of new cases. More information The Skin Cancer Foundation The US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for screening and counseling for skin cancer

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