There are three primary types of skin cancer. The most serious is melanoma. Like all body tissues our skin is made up of cells: basal cells, squamous cells and melanocytes.
The various types of skin cancer are called for the skin cell where the cancer develops: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell cancer and melanoma. Cancer is another word for cancer. Basal cell and squamous cell cancers are often grouped together and called ‘common’ skin cancers.
What Is Most Dangerous Skin Cancer?
1. Nodular melanoma
An most dangerous form of melanoma that looks various from common melanomas – they are raised from the start and have an even coloring (typically red or pink and some are brown or black). This kind of melanoma grows really rapidly and needs to be dealt with as quickly as possible.
2. Basal cell carcinoma
This is the most typical but least dangerous kind of skin cancer. It grows slowly, generally on the head, neck and upper torso. It may look like a lump or dry, scaly area. It can be red, pale or pearly in color. As it grows, it may ulcerate or resemble a sore that does not recover correctly.
3. Squamous cell carcinoma
This type of skin cancer is not as dangerous as melanoma but may infect other parts of the body if not treated. It grows over some months and appears on skin most often exposed to the sun. It can be a thickened, red, flaky spot that may bleed quickly, crust or ulcerate.
What Does Most Dangerous Skin Cancer Look Like?
Skin cancer typically stands out as being different to surrounding skin. If a spot strikes you as being a bit odd, take it seriously – it is worth getting it had a look at.
Skin cancer mainly looks like a new and uncommon looking spot. It may likewise look like an existing spot that has actually altered in color, size or shape.
Here are some different types of skin cancers (click to enlarge):
Asymmetry of flat cancer melanoma Border abnormality of flat melanoma Color variation of flat melanoma.
Melanoma can grow rapidly. It can become dangerous in as low as 6 weeks and if neglected, it can infect other parts of the body. It can appear on skin not typically exposed to the sun.
It is normally flat with an irregular smudgy overview, might be blotchy and more than one color – brown, black, blue, red or grey.
Use the ABCD guideline to try to find melanoma where:
A= asymmetry, look for spots that are asymmetrical not round.
B= border, search for spots with uneven borders.
C= color, try to find spots with an unusual or uneven color.
D= size, try to find spots that are larger than 7 mm.
Warning signs of sun damaged skin and skin cancer risk: Mole, Seborrhoeic keratoses, Solar keratosis.
Spots, acnes, freckles and moles are signs of sun-damaged skin. They are normally safe, however if you notice them changing, see a doctor.