Current living 17 October, 2018 Maria Clara Restrepo E.
Skin cancer occurs when malignant cells form on the tissues of this organ.
Unprotected exposure to the sun is the main cause of this disease which primarily occurs on the hands, arms, neck and face. Some of the warning signs of this disease include red skin, pain, itchiness, or the formation of lumps, sunspots or moles that grow quickly and are of an irregular shape and color.
The following is a test on skin cancer, the most common form of cancer there is. We encourage you to take it.
- There are:
- Three main types of skin cancer.
- Two main types of skin cancer.
- For main types of skin cancer.
Answer: A. There are three main types: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. They can develop as a result of the uncontrolled growth of three different types of skin cells: basal, squamous and melanocytes.
- The most dangerous form of this type of cancer is:
- Squamous cell carcinoma.
- Basal cell carcinoma.
Answer: A. The most dangerous form of skin cancer is melanoma. If it is detected on time, the prognosis can be positive.
- Men tend to develop melanoma more frequently in:
- Their toes.
- Arms and legs.
- Their torso.
Answer: C. Men tend to develop melanoma more often in their torso (shoulder and hip area) or head and neck. Women develop it more frequently in their extremities (arms and legs).
- The most common sign of skin cancer is:
- A change in this organ.
- Urticaria (hives).
Answer: A. The most common sign is a change in the skin. This could be a new growth, a sore that does not heal, or another change in the skin. Sometimes this is painful, but generally it is not.
- If the cancer has spread, the first treatment option is usually:
Answer: C. In order to remove a suspicious area of skin, surgery is usually the first step of treatment and may have already occurred as part of the diagnostic process. However, chemotherapy or radiation therapy is recommended first if the cancer has already spread at the time of diagnosis.
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