4710 Oleander Drive Myrtle Beach SC 29577

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Treatment in Myrtle Beach, SC

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Treatment in Myrtle Beach, SC

Skin cancer refers to any growth of cancerous cells on the skin. The most well-known variety of skin cancer is melanoma, but there are many other types. All of these fall in to the larger category of non-melanoma skin cancer. These non-melanoma skin cancers vary in their severity, location, size and cause, among many other factors. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the world.

Request more information about non-melanoma skin cancer treatment today: call (843) 492-4884 or contact AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center online.

Types of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Any cancer that occurs on the skin that is not melanoma is considered a non-melanoma skin cancer. Some of the most common types of non-melanoma skin cancer include:

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Angiosarcoma
  • Cutaneous lymphoma
  • Merkel cell carcinoma
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
  • Sebaceous gland carcinoma

All of the cancers in the above list originate in the skin. Non-melanoma skin cancer can also refer to cancers that have originated in other parts of the body and spread to the skin. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of non-melanoma skin cancer.

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Causes

The exact cause of a non-melanoma skin cancer varies depending on which type is present. This mostly refers to which skin cells are affected; for example a squamous cell carcinoma is most commonly caused by exposure to UV light.

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Risk Factors

Most forms of skin cancer have a common set of risk factors that increase a person's likelihood of suffering from the disease.

These include:

  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Tanning bed use
  • Fair skin color
  • Frequent sunburns
  • Family history
  • Precancerous lesions
  • Smoking 

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Symptoms

Skin cancer is most commonly identified by a visible growth on the skin. This growth is noticeably different than a typical mole or freckle because it is often new, discolored and irregular around the margins. The exact appearance of a skin cancer growth is different depending on which non-melanoma skin cancer is present.

Possible non-melanoma skin cancer symptoms include:

  • Red spots
  • Waxy white bumps
  • Scaly flesh
  • Brown patches
  • Red scar or lesion

Non-melanoma skin cancer can occur on any part of the body, but is most common on areas that are frequently sun-exposed. This includes the hands, arms, neck and legs.

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Treatment

Regardless of the non-melanoma skin cancer that is present, treatment typically begins with a biopsy. A biopsy refers to taking a tissue sample from the growth to determine if cancer is present. If the skin growth is determined to be cancerous, further treatment can begin.

This treatment will be different depending on which non-melanoma cancer is present, and how far advanced that cancer is. Common treatments for non-melanoma skin cancer include:

  • Surgical removal
  • Freezing
  • Electrodessication
  • Laser therapy
  • Medicated creams
  • Radiation therapy

When detected early, simple surgical removal is the most commonly recommended treatment for non-melanoma skin cancers. For more advanced issues, however, radiation therapy may be necessary.

Request More Information

Dealing with a cancerous growth on the skin is a frightening prospect. With the right treatment, however, many people recover from non-melanoma skin cancer. Request treatment information today: call (843) 492-4884 or contact AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center online.

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4710 Oleander Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 492-4884
www.awaremed.com

Hours

Mon: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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