A collection of articles with medical information on skin cancer and skin health. For useful tips on how to keep your skin healthy, check our Blog.

who can melanoma affect

Who does melanoma affect?

In short, melanoma can affect anyone no matter age, gender or ethnicity, but there are some factors that put some people at greater risk than others. So who does melanoma affect?

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Squamous cell carcinoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma

What causes squamous cell carcinoma?

In most cases, Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a result of cellular damage caused by repeated exposure to UV rays over time. Squamous cell carcinoma is a common form of skin cancer that occurs in the squamous cells in the outer part of the epidermis, the topmost layer of our skin. Squamous cells serve as linings or coverings in many parts of the body. They act as a thin membrane that allows certain molecules to pass through our body and they are constantly shedding and regenerating. They are not only found in our skin but also in the cervix, oral cavity, genitals and other parts of the body.

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Are melanoma moles raised?

When it comes to skin cancer, detecting it early is key. If skin cancer is found early there will be more treatment options. This is even more important with melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer. So if this is so important, how do you spot danger signs? Are raised moles, for example, a definite sign?

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Causes Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma

What causes basal cell carcinoma?

Most basal cell carcinomas are a result of long-time, repeated sun-exposure or occasional intense sun-exposure. According to the Brazilian Journal of Dermatology, basal cell carcinoma is the most common malignant cancer in humans and its incidence has increased over the last decades. While basal cell carcinoma is very common, it is less deadly than other forms of skin cancer, such as melanoma. But what causes Basal Cell Carcinoma?

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Skin cancer that looks like warts
Skin cancer

Skin cancer that looks like warts

Skin cancer can take many forms. While most people know to watch out for abnormal-looking moles, other symptoms may go undetected because they look like other common skin blemishes, such as a freckle or warts. Below we highlight the types of skin cancer that can look similar to a wart and some tips for how to tell the difference.

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Skin health

Corporate health

In recent years it has become more and more obvious to business owners that a healthy workforce is also a productive one. Not only do employees who feel well, work well, but they are less likely to incur additional costs to the company in terms of sick pay or loss of profit. In response to this need to encourage health, corporations are now starting to use internal health programs to monitor and improve the wellness of their staff.

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