Skin cancer on face:
Skin cancer is the most common cancer among all cancers. Skin cancer occurs on the areas that are exposed to sun. Face is the most vulnerable part for skin cancer because it is most exposed area of body. Face skin cancer symptoms can easily be recognized which can lead to successful treatment.
Symptoms of skin cancer on face depends upon the type of cancer. All of the main types of skin cancer can occur on face and have different symptoms.
Symptoms of skin cancer on face:
Symptoms of skin cancer on face includes
Change in mole or freckle because non-cancerous moles or freckles remain same and don’t change their look. Cancerous mole or freckles may appear as raised area on skin which has crusty edges on top and they may change their size shape or color
If new mole or lumps appear than it may be a symptom of skin cancer on face .lumps may be pink or red or don't heal quickly.
If black dot or blemishes appear and these areas may bleed.
Lump or sores that don't heal is among one of the symptoms of skin cancer on face
Causes of skin cancer on face:
• excessive sun exposure specially unprotected
• Pale skin
• Red or blonde hair
• Skin that rarely tans and burns easily
• Family or personal history of skin cancer
• Having genetic syndromes
• Having many moles such as more than 50 or having nevi mole also known as atypical moles
• Scars from burns or previous skin infections
• A weak immune system
• Use of some medical treatments and medications such as radiation therapy for cancer
• exposure to chemicals such as tar and vinyl chloride
Diagnosis of skin cancer on face:
For diagnosing skin cancer on face your doctor may
Examine your skin: Your doctor may examine your skin to determine whether your skin changes on face are likely to be skin cancer. If he feels any risk of skin cancer than Further testing may be needed to confirm that diagnosis.
Biopsy: in it sample of suspicious skin is removed for testing (skin biopsy). Suspicious-looking skin is presented for lab testing. A biopsy of skin can determine whether you have skin cancer. If you have than it is determined what type of skin cancer you have.
Preventing skin cancer of face:
Limit your sun exposure. Use sun blocks so that you remain protected from UV rays of sun. Wear sun glasses or masks while interacting with sun. If you feel any symptoms of skin cancer on face visit your doctor quickly. So that cancer is diagnosed earlier and is treated earlier.
Treatments of skin cancer on face:
Treatments of skin cancer on face includes
Excision: Excision is the process in which cancer spot is cut out from skin and along with some healthy skin around it
Surgery: Different types of surgery can be used to treat skin cancer of face.
Radiation therapy: Radiation can be used to treat cancers that have come back after surgery and recur.
Chemotherapy: Skin cancer on face can also be treated through anti-cancer drugs
Pills or creams: you have to apply these creams for several weeks to get rid of skin cancer on face.
And many other treatments according to the type and condition of skin cancer