Tag: SPF

What you should know about squamous cell carcinoma

What you should know about squamous cell carcinoma

Squamous cells are found in the surface of the skin and in the lining of the organs and passages of the digestive and respiratory tracks. Squamous cell carcinoma is a cancer that begins in these cells. Under a microscope these cells have an appearance similar to fish scales. This is where is get its name [...]

November 12, 2012 More
What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer Prevention

What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer Prevention

Whether you know it or not, you need to protect yourself from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun at all times no matter what season it is. This is true whether it is an over cast day or a beautiful cloudless day. Protecting yourself is just as important in winter with snow on the [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Skin Cancer – Squamous cell carcinoma

Skin Cancer – Squamous cell carcinoma

The first form of skin cancer is called actinic (or solar) keratosis and shows as rough, red bumps on the back of hands, scalp, face and ears. They tend to be visible on skin which is blotchy and been damaged by the sun. These bumps can be painful and sore to the touch which is [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Melanoma

Melanoma

Melanoma is a cancer of the skin that occurs when pigmented skin cells begin to grow out of control. Melanoma is often deadly, unlike basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers, which are usually curable. However, if found at an early stage, melanoma can usually be cured. Melanoma often appears as a brown or black [...]

September 17, 2011 More