Wednesday, September 24, 2008

From Basal Cell to Melanoma Skin Cancer

By: John Grimmes

Turn on the news, pull up the web or grab a magazine and you will find the same thing. Story after story about various health threats. Skin cancer is one of the major health risks that does not get much attention.

Skin cancer is unique in that it is so deadly and yet so treatable if caught early. Unlike a hidden tumor in the abdominal area, skin cancer is readily apparent. So, why does it go untreated? Most people simple do not know what to look for.

Skin cancer breaks down into three distinct forms of the illness. Melanoma is the best known, but two other versions exist. They are basal and squamous cell carcinomas.

Basal cell carcinoma is by far
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