skin cancer

about skin cancer

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SYMPTOMS

Is usually found on areas of the skin exposed to the sun.  The face, scalp, arms, hands, legs, lips, and chest.  Even people who have darker skin tones can develop skin cancer.  Common symptoms of skin cancer include a pearly or waxy bump or a flat, flesh-colored  or brown scar-like cuts.

Possible Causes

Skin cancer beings in your skin's top layer.  The main cause of skin cancer is exposure to the sun's harmful UV rays.  Tanning beds can also give you skin cancer.

Cancer Growth

Stages of Skin Cancer

Stage 0: The cancer has just formed on the skin.

Stage 1, 2, 3: The tumor in the skin has enlarged and spread to close by lymph nodes.

Stage 4: Skin cancer has metastasized, or spread, to other organs in the body.

Treatments

surgery- The cancer cells

Survival Rates

stage 1- %97

stage 2-%81

stage 3-%78

you have a higher survival rates if your cancer is in  remission. remission

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