Skin Cancer Treatment

Skin cancer cells tend to grow slowly and usually do not cause any symptoms. If you experience any sudden skin cancer symptoms, get tested and seek skin cancer treatment if you indeed have skin cancer. There are claims that skin cancer cells can go away on their own, but there is no medical evidence to support these claims.

There are different types of skin cancers, however, basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer. It occurs when the basal cells in the skin grow abnormally and out of control.This skin cancer has some risk factors, it is similar to other cancers when it comes to the ability to spread. If left untreated, some cells can become quite large, cause disfigurement, and in rare cases, spread to other parts of the body and cause death.

Your skin is a large organ that covers your body and protects all of your internal organs from the harsh elements of the environment. This is one of the major reasons why it is important to pay attention to the changes on your skin, more often than not it is the first indicator of an internal or external health problem.

Available skin cancer treatments:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Surgical removal
  • Cryotherapy
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Imiquimod

All of these skin cancer treatments can be performed by a trained dermatologist. In order to receive these treatments, you have to have a skin cancer diagnosis. Without a diagnosis it is not possible to adequately treat the cancer cells. People who have had skin cancer once are at risk for getting it again. Anyone who has been treated for skin cancer of any kind should have a checkup at least once a year.

Some common skin cancer symptoms:

  • Red patch that may itch, hurt, crust, or bleed easily.
  • Growth with an elevated border and an indented center.
  • Black, red or white shiny bumps on the surface of the skin.