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This paper is on skin cancer Within this paper skin cancer will be defined as well as the types of skin cancer and also ways to prevent it and cure itSkin cancer is a disease in which cancer malignant cells are found in the outer layers of your skin your skin protects your body against heat light infection and injury and it also stores water fat and vitamin D The skin has two main layers and several kinds of cells The top layer of skin is called the epidermis It contains three kinds of cells flat scaly cells on the surface called squamous cells round cells called basal cells and cells called melanocytes which give your skin its colorThere are several types of cancer that start in the skin The most common are basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer These types of skin cancer are called non-melanoma skin cancer Melanoma is a disease of the skin in which cancer malignant cells are found in the cells that color the skin the melanocytes Melanoma usually occurs in adults but it may occasionally be found in children and adolescents It is not as common as basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer but it is much more serious Basal cell cancer is the most common type of non-melanoma skin cancer It usually occurs on areas of your skin that have been in the sun Often this cancer appears as a small raised bump that has a smooth pearly appearance Basal cell cancers may spread to tissues around the cancer but it usually does not spread to other parts of the body Squamous cell tumors also occur on areas of your skin that have been in the sun often on the top of the nose forehead lower lip and hands They may also appear on areas of your skin that have been burned exposed to chemicals or had x-ray therapy Often this cancer appears as a
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