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 Doctors for Skin Cancer

Dr. Radhyesham Naik

cancer specialist

MD, DM inMedical Oncology. He received advanced training from the world's leading institutions including M.D. Anderson Cancer Institute, USA, International School for Cancer Care, Oxford, UK, University of New South Wales,Australia etc

25 Yrs of Experience

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

HCG, Kalinga Rao Road
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Dr. A Raghavan

cancer specialist

MBBS, MS (Onco Surg)

39 Yrs of Experience

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital, Vasanthnagar
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Top Hospitals for Skin Cancer

HCG, Kalinga Rao Road in bangalore
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Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road in bangalore
Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road

98, HAL Airport Rd, Kodihalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560017

108 Doctors

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700 Beds

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