Skin cancer types (melanoma and a non melanoma skin cancer)

Skin cancer types (melanoma and a non melanoma skin cancer)

There are two main categories of skin cancer that have unique characteristics – melanoma skin cancer and a nonmelanoma skin cancer. Melanoma skin cancer first of all has an impact on pigmentation and appears after cells producing pigment become cancerous.

What is a melanoma skin cancer?

Melanoma skin cancer first of all has an impact on pigmentation and appears after cells producing pigment become cancerous. 

It is important to mention that a higher risk to go down with skin cancer melanoma have people:

  • having a sensitive skin (the one that sunburn quickly);
  • red-haired people;
  • owners of a freckled skin;
  • having a family member who had a skin cancer melanoma.

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First signs of melanoma skin cancer are:

A (asymmetric) – asymmetric moles;
B (borders) – moles having anomalous borders;
C (colors) – moles of various colors;
D (diameter) – moles greater than 6mm in size;
E (evolution) – moles that tend to enlarge quickly.

As melanoma so a nonmelanoma skin cancer is mostly probable for light-skinned people. Basal cell carcinoma (basalioma) develops out of deepest skin epidermis basal cells, also may spread to other body parts. First signs of such skin cancer may be just a small knots of skin color (although it may also appear as dark knots) that appears on face. Eventually a non melanoma skin cancer begins to spread to other body parts and might remind an eczema – reddish, flatty plate, that usually appears in the areas of waist, breast, limbs. Patients usually ignore early signs of skin cancer as it does not itch, hurt or is noticeable at all.

Even the first signs of skin cancer need to be paid attention to as the most effective skin cancer treatment is its early diagnostics.