Identify Skin Cancer Symptoms Early

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Catch and Cure Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is a medical disease that can be caused by various factors including an individual’s living environment, working environment, or genetic make-up.  While the biological factors are uncontrollable to a degree, individuals living in these environments are increasing in diagnosis of skin cancer.

Unfortunately, this increase in diagnosis is typically due to the numerous environmental problems facing the globe including pollution.  If patients do not seek treatment in a certain amount of time, the skin cancer can become severe and will be uncontrollable.

Medical experts agree that early detection of this medical condition can increase a patient’s chance of combating the disease.  To facilitate a timely diagnosis, and obtain the suitable course of treatment, it is necessary to identify skin cancer symptoms in the correct amount of time.

The question remains as to how a person can recognize these symptoms if they are not aware of the signs.  This article will point out the different early cancer symptoms and their physical manifestations.

1. The Symptom Of Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma is a particular type of skin cancer that develops quite quickly.  The primary symptom is a skin ulcer which presents in a cauliflower shape with inflammation surrounding it.  This type of cancer can be extremely painful in that it can penetrate the skin causing pain to the individual’s bones.

In addition to the pain, the ulcer may be accompanied by a foul odor.  The smell is not always present in the patient, particularly during the early stages; however, when it is present it is caused by a pyogenic infection.

In the later stages, the ulcers typically progress to appearing on the patient’s head.  This ‘head ulcer’ will often present with the smell and will bleed easily if not treated regularly.

2. The Symptom Of Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma is a form of skin cancer that is much more difficult to identify than squamous cell carcinoma.  This is due to the fact that basal cell carcinoma has very few early skin cancer systems.  In fact, the only early stage cancer symptom that has been associated with this form of skin cancer is a stiff papule growing on the skin.  The papule is most commonly seen on the nose, cheek or forehead; however, it will also appear on the hand.

In the majority of cases, the stiff papule will cause ulcer lesions to grow in irregular shapes will inflammation surrounding the shape.  They grow slowly and do not spread to other parts of the body.  However, the lesions can be painful as they invade the tissues of the skin.

3. The Ulcers Associated With Skin Cancer

As can be seen, the most common manifestations of skin cancer are skin ulcers and blemishes.  It is important to know which ulcer and blemish is caused by cancer, as well as the associated type of skin cancer.  Skin ulcers will mostly be brown, black, red, blue or white in color and will change in color as the cancer progresses.  The surface of the ulcer can be quite rough and could begin to bleed.  The majority of the time, they will itch and feel tender, which can contribute to pain.