Skin Cancer

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What is Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer refers to the abnormal growth of your skin cells-most often develops on your skin exposed to the sun. There are three major types of skin cancer: 

Basal cell cancer:This type of skin cancer occurs in areas of the skin that gets the most exposure to the sun, like the head and neck. Basal cell cancers usually grow slowly, and it is rare for them to spread, or metastasize, to nearby lymph nodes or even to more distant parts of the body

Squamous cell cancer: This type of skin cancer develops from the flat squamous cells that make up much of the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin.This type of skin cancer is usually found on areas of the skin that have been exposed to the sun, such as the neck, ears, face or the back of the hand, but they may develop in other areas, such as in scars, skin ulcers or the genital region.

Melanoma: This type of skin cancer develops in a mole or suddenly appears as a new dark spots on the skin.

The signs and symptoms of skin cancer are:

  •  large brownish spot with darker speckles
  • A mole that changes in color, size or feel or that bleeds
  • A small lesion with an irregular border and portions that appear red, pink, white, blue or blue-black
  • A painful lesion that itches or burns
  • Dark lesions on your palms, soles, fingertips or toes, or on mucous membranes lining your mouth, nose, vagina or anus

Top Hospitals for Skin Cancer

Apollo Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road in bangalore
Apollo Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road

154/11, Opp IIM, Bannerghatta Road Bangalore - 560076 (India)

7 Doctors

Multi Speciality

269 Beds

Most Patient Recommended Hospital


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