Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer today. It is typically seen on the areas of the skin that have the most exposure to the sun. This type of cancer is often found on the face, chest, and arms. Although Basal cell carcinoma doesn't commonly spread to other areas, it can still be a destructive type of cancer and needs to be eliminated.
Like Basal cell carcinoma, Squamous cell carcinoma is tied to sun exposure. It is most often seen in people who have chronic sun exposure for many years. It can be found on the top layers of the skin and may be seen anywhere that there has been chronic sun exposure, for example, the arms and the face. Squamous cell carcinoma is less common than Basal cell carcinoma.
Melanoma is a common form of skin cancer today, and it is also the most serious kind of skin cancer. Melanoma can be very destructive, spreading rapidly through the lymph nodes and into the internal organs if it is not diagnosed early. Melanoma has a very good cure rate, so prompt treatment is essential.
Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT) is a cutting edge type of radiation therapy for skin cancer. This radiation is delivered in high doses directly to the cancerous growths. The x-ray beam used in SRT can shrink tumors or abnormal skin growths by destroying the cancer cells or prohibiting them from further growth. See the benefits of this type of therapy here.
Photodynamic therapy is a combination therapy that uses drugs known as photosensitizing agents and concentrated light. The photosensitizing drug is either injected or placed on the skin topically. The concentrated light beam is then applied to the treatment area. This creates a chemical reaction that destroys the cancer cells.
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