If you (or a loved one) are dealing with skin cancer, this can have a lot of impact. Not only on your health, but also when it comes to understanding the disease and how to cope with it. Today we will take a look at how skin cancer affects the body, so you can understand what is happening when skin cancer occurs in one of the common types.
Dermatology can be a difficult subject. This medical field applies to all of the known skin issues, and if you are dealing with a certain skin issue you will be taken care of by a dermatologist. But what exactly IS a dermatologist and what does he or she do? Let's take a look at the dermatologists definition.
In short, melanoma can affect anyone no matter age, gender or ethnicity, but there are some factors that put some people at greater risk than others.
In most cases, Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a result of cellular damage caused by repeated exposure to UV rays over time. Squamous cell carcinoma is a common form of skin cancer that occurs in the squamous cells in the outer part of the epidermis, the topmost layer of our skin. Squamous cells serve as linings or coverings in many parts of the body. They act as a thin membrane that allows certain molecules to pass through our body and they are constantly shedding and regenerating. They are not only found in our skin but also in the cervix, oral cavity, genitals and other parts of the body.