Problem

Skin cancers


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Dermal cancers
Nature:
Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas are the most common skin cancers. These are slow-growing cancers that often occur in old people and that are easily cured if they are removed before they spread. The cancers appear on sun-exposed skin, like the nose or cheeks. The risk of these cancers arises in direct proportion to the amount of time people spend in the sun, unlike the much rarer melanomas (cancers of pigmented tissue such as moles and one of the most serious forms with respect to fatal outcome). Cancers of the skin include cancers of the sebaceous glands.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Subject(s):
Skin
Cancer
Date of last update
06.03.2001 – 00:00 CET