Skin Cancer

Article published on 27th June 2008

Skin cancer is a clearly visible malignant growth on the skin, generally on the outer-most layer, the epidermis.

There are many reasons why a person might develop skin cancer, ranging from genetic predispositions (if you have very pale skin and are prone to freckles and sunburn) to UV (ultra violet light) damage from the sun, usually if you find yourself out in the bright sun very regularly without proper protection for your skin.

Forms of treatment for skin cancers include:

In the next article we will look at the treatments for more serious skin cancers.

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