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Early Detection Can Save Lives

Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells. It can occur anywhere on the body and is often linked to exposure to UV radiation. 

What Is Skin Cancer? 

Types of Skin Cancer

The three most common types are Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Melanoma. Each has its own characteristics and symptoms.

This type often appears as a pearly bump or a flat, flesh-colored lesion. It rarely spreads but can cause local damage if left untreated. 


Basal Cell Carcinoma

It often looks like a scaly red patch, a sore that won't heal, or a wart-like growth. Early detection is essential to prevent it from spreading. 


Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Melanoma can develop from moles or appear as a new, unusual growth. It's the most dangerous form of skin cancer but is treatable if detected early. 



Recognizing Common Symptoms 

Skin cancer symptoms may include changes in the color, size, shape, or texture of a mole or skin growth, sores that won't heal, or persistent itching. 

Performing Self-Examinations

Regularly check your skin for any unusual changes. Use the ABCDE rule (Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter, Evolution) to assess moles.

Seeking Professional Help

If you notice any suspicious changes in your skin, consult a dermatologist. Early detection and treatment greatly improve outcomes. 

Stay Informed, Stay Safe 

Being aware of common skin cancer symptoms and taking proactive steps for early detection can be a lifesaver. Protect your skin from UV rays and prioritize regular skin checks. 

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