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  • A primer on skin cancer
  • In the past, I've written about how you can - and should - protect yourself from too much sun exposure. But if you readers are anything like my kids, well, God help you, first of all, but second, I'm sure many of you didn't take my message to heart and you subjected yourself to the pleasures of too much sun exposure anyway.
  • Well, if you did that and you got those perfect tans you dream of all winter, I'm sure some of you are now nervously checking yourselves to see if you've developed any skin changes.
  • So today, a primer on skin cancer.
  • First, there are 3 common types of skin cancer: squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and the most feared, malignant melanoma (even the name sounds evil).
  • Squamous cell cancers usually present as slowly enlarging growths, patches, or ulcers on a sun-exposed part of the body. Basal cell cancers usually occur on the face or neck as small lumps that don't look like much (I've seen several that were long dismissed as "nothing"). Happily, both these types of cancer are generally slow-growing and not likely to spread, and although they must be treated (they are malignancies, after all), they do not usually require urgent attention.
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