The next is squamous cell carcinoma. It also grows slowly and can be hard to notice in the early stages. It can be more serious than basal cell in that it can spread inward to vital organs. It first appears as a growth and can be quite innocent looking. I had an experience with this back in 1990. It had progressed to a stage 3 and it took the entire conventional arsenal to destroy it,…Chemotherapy…Major surgery…and Radiation.
The third of the most common types of skin cancer is malignant melanoma, the most deadly. It can appear as a new mole growth, freckle or an existing one showing some changes. Melanoma can spread rather quickly to internal organs without being detected; therein lays the deadly danger. That is why you should see a dermatologist to have those moles checked out, especially when you see any changes. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to go once a year if you’re over 40 years old and definitely if you’re over 50.
So you see how the three types of skin cancer differ, but pay closer attention to what they all have in common and that is GROWTH ON YOUR SKIN. You can go to the internet and learn what the different ones look like but keep in mind that they all are an unusual growth on your skin. Growth isn’t limited to elevation alone; it could be a change in skin color, spreading of the discoloration or a patch of dry scaly skin,…anything unusual. It also may not match up with any description or photo you see. It’s all cause for concern and warrants a visit to your health professional.