Surviving Cancer

Surviving Cancer

  The good news is that more people are being cured of cancer because of earlier diagnosis and because of better treatments. For example, new hormonal and chemotherapy drugs have transformed the outlook for many patients with breast cancer, but among the most recent dramatic developments have been the new immunotherapies for treating advanced melanoma, […]

Skin Cancer – General information

Skin Cancer – General information

Most skin cancers are caused by long term exposure to the sun. There are two types of non-melanoma skin cancer, namely basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Non melanoma skin cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in the UK each year. If you find any new abnormalities on the […]

Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (BCC / SCC)

Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (BCC / SCC)

Squamous cell skin cancers are usually pink lumps. They may have hard or scaly skin on the surface. They can bleed easily and ulcerate. They are most often found on the face, neck, lips, ears, hands, shoulders, arms and legs. BCCs and SCCs are the commonest skin cancers and have an excellent prognosis. They are […]

Malignant Melanoma and Moles

Malignant Melanoma and Moles

Some of us have more moles than others. The more moles you have on your body, the higher your risk of melanoma. Of course this doesn’t mean you will definitely get melanoma if you have lots of moles. But it does mean you should be very careful about exposing yourself to the sun. And you […]

Skin Cancer Information

Skin Cancer Information

Most skin cancers are caused by long term exposure to the sun. There are two types of non-melanoma skin cancer, namely basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Non melanoma skin cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in the UK each year. If you find any new abnormalities on the […]