Skin Tumors

What are Skin Tumors
The largest organ of our body is the skin. The skin has a very complex structure. In this complex structure
various cells and tissues. What we call a tumor originates from these cells or tissues.
are the masses. In other words, ‘tumor = mass’. Skin tumors=masses can be benign or malignant. Skin tumors
It is divided into 3;

Benign – Bening Skin Tumors

Benign but can turn into cancer – Precancerous Skin Tumors

Malignant – Malignant Skin Tumors – Skin cancers

Malignant Skin Tumors

Malignant Melanoma:
Malignant melanoma is the most dangerous of all skin tumors.

Maling melanoma describes cancers originating from melanocytes. Skin with melanocytes
It can be localized in the mucous membranes of the eyes, ears, digestive system, meninges, mouth and genital area. last 20
It is among the fastest growing cancers per year. Mortality rate is high.

The group most at risk is;

light skinned,

Those who freckle easily on their skin,

Having too many nevi (nevi) and their different shapes and sizes,

Those with a family history of skin cancer

Those who spend a lot of time outdoors

Areas close to the equator

Squamous Cell Skin Carcinoma:

These cancers are usually caused by exposure to the sun, such as the face, ears, neck, lips, and back of the hands.
seen in the regions. Also in scars or chronic skin wounds anywhere on the body
they can develop. Sometimes it can also develop from actinic keratosis. to other parts of the body if left untreated.
spread rates are high.

Basal Cell Carcinoma:
It is the most common type of cancer in humans. Especially in areas exposed to the sun, especially the head and
grows in height. These cancers tend to grow slowly. Very likely to spread to another region
is low.

Benign Skin Tumors:
Nevus (fleas), seborrheic keratosis, epidermoid cyst, dermatofibroma, lipoma, dermoid cyst, lentigo,
pyogenic granuloma, verrue, milia, pilar cyst, syringoma etc. The number of benign skin tumors is expressed in hundreds.
can be done. Therefore, it is necessary to talk about the general approach rather than what these tumors are. if
if a lesion does not grow, does not change color, does not show bleeding-scabbing-itching,
If it has a regular border, it is likely to be benign. Is a tumor benign or malignant?
It can be said with certainty from the pathological examination, however, that an experienced doctor
can make this distinction without the need for pathology.

The main cause of skin cancer is ultraviolet rays from the sun. Electric lamps that emit ultraviolet rays
and tanning artificial light sources can also cause skin cancers. Against ultraviolet rays
The depletion of the ozone layer that protects the world also causes a serious increase in skin cancers.
It’s a known fact.

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