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Skin Cancer 

Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the skin.  Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.  Over 95% of all skin cancers are caused by UV exposure.  Common signs include a spot that looks and feels different from others on the skin; a spot that has changed size, shape, colour or texture; a sore that doesn’t heal within a few weeks; or a sore that is itchy or bleeds​

The three main types of skin cancer are :basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma. 

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)

SCC usually appears on parts of the body most frequently exposed to the sun, such as head, hands and lower legs, but it can occur anywhere on the skin. It can form metastases, particularly those on the face, ears and scalp. Although superficial sub-types of SCC can be treated by cryotherapy or cautery, the majority need excision, generally with a slightly wider margin than that needed for BCC.SCC tends to grow quickly over several weeks or months.

Melanoma

Although melanoma is a less common type of skin cancer, it is considered the most serious because it grows quickly and is more likely to spread to other parts of the body, such as the lymph nodes, lungs, liver, brain and bones, especially if not found early. The earlier melanoma is found, the more successful treatment is likely to be.

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)

BCCs can range in appearance from a small reddish rash to a pearly pink lump. They can also be pigmented (dark), resemble a sore that doesn’t heal, or even look like a scar. They generally don’t metastasise (break off and form distant tumours or secondaries) and are easily treated, especially if found early. Treatment can range from cryotherapy (freezing) for superficial types, through to excision (surgery) for deeper tumours. Some superficial sub-types may respond to a topical cream.

How Do You Check Skin Caner


Checking your body for moles that exhibit warning signs of skin cancer is very important. Skin cancers that are found and removed early tend to be highly treatable, so by performing regular skin checks you are stacking the odds in your favour. Be as thorough as possible when you perform a skin check. Use a hand mirror to look under your arms and legs. You can use a hand mirror in combination with a bathroom mirror to check your back, or get help from a loved one.

Your local doctor specializes in

skin cancer diagnosis and minor surgeries

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it can be used in the treatment of many musculoskeletal injuries including that of tendons, muscles and joints. Typically 2 or more injections are required, separated by 4-6 weeks apart. This may vary dependant on your injury.

Ingrown toenail

Often the medial or lateral nail edge of an incurved toenail may press into the nail sulcus without actual skin penetration leads to the formation of a painful hyperkeratotic lesion the nail plate penetrate through the thin skin of the nail sulcus, infection and hypergranulation tissue

skin tag

a small flap of tissue that hangs off the skin by a connecting stalk. They are usually found on the neck, chest, back, armpits, under the breasts, or in the groin area.

seborrheic keratosis

benign Its colour can range from white to brown or black raised areas. It often appear on s chest, arms, back, or other areas.

infected sebaceous cyst

small lumps that arise within the skin on the face, upper back and upper chest. It can form when the opening to a sebaceous gland becomes blocked. The oily substance called sebum continues to be produced but cannot escape to the outer skin surface. Inflamed cysts usually are treated by draining the fluid and removing the shell that make up the cyst wall.

Warts

it caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). spread to other parts of the body and to other people by contact. Genital warts are linked to cervical, anal, and other types of cancer.

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