Melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, commonly appears from moles. These skin cancers can appear either from new or existing moles and there are couple of melanoma symptoms to be aware of. Pain can be one of them. When melanoma forms, a mole can become painful. But on the other hand not every painful mole is a melanoma. We will explain that a bit more below.
There are different types of skin cancer. If you are not into this subject, it can be difficult to understand the different types and how they relate to each other. A question that is much heard of is ‘which skin cancer is the most dangerous?’ – a very logical question. To give you the answer directly: melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. And why that is, we will explain further below.
Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common form of skin cancer after basal cell carcinoma. It is considered locally invasive, and, although uncommon, can spread beyond the skin into other organs of the body if left untreated. The cancer develops from squamous cells which are thin, flat cells found on the surface of the skin, in the lining of hollow organs and in the respiratory and digestive tracts.
As you might already know, squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common types of skin cancer. While squamous cell carcinoma can be treated very well when found early, this type of skin cancer also has the potential to spread to the lymph nodes. In that case, it becomes very dangerous. At first squamous cell carcinoma will often appear as a scaly lump, a red scaly sun spot, or a crusted sore. But where is it commonly found?